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Meaning of INCEPTIVE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*cep"tive\, a.
    Beginning; expressing or indicating beginning; as, an
    inceptive proposition; an inceptive verb, which expresses the
    beginning of action; -- called also {inchoative}. --
    {In*cep"tive*ly}, adv.
    
    
  2. \In*cep"tive\, n.
    An inceptive word, phrase, or clause.
    
    
 
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