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in·cep·tive

 (ĭn-sĕp′tĭv)
adj.
1. Incipient; beginning.
2. Grammar Inchoative.
n.
Grammar An inchoative verb.
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inceptive

(ɪnˈsɛptɪv)
adj
1. beginning; incipient; initial
2. (Grammar) grammar Also called: inchoative denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages used to indicate the beginning of an action
n
(Grammar) grammar
a. the inceptive aspect of verbs
b. a verb in this aspect
inˈceptively adv
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in•cep•tive

(ɪnˈsɛp tɪv)

adj.
1. beginning; initial.
2. (of a verb form or aspect) expressing the beginning of the action indicated by the underlying verb, as Latin calēscō “become or begin to be hot” from caleō “be hot.”
n.
3. the inceptive aspect.
4. a verb in this aspect.
[1605–15; < Late Latin inceptīvus. See incept, -ive]
in•cep′tive•ly, adv.
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Of, relating to, or occurring at the start of something:
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At this dim inceptive stage of the day Tess seemed to Clare to exhibit a dignified largeness both of disposition and physique, an almost regnant power, possibly because he knew that at that preternatural time hardly any woman so well endowed in person as she was likely to be walking in the open air within the boundaries of his horizon; very few in all England.
Their findings suggest that the policies, procedures and inceptives handed down from the corporate level cannot fully neutralize the local work culture in the different region.
Inceptives (as in (28)), take all of the non-finites surveyed so far, as does the anti-terminative (continuative) of (29):