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Meaning of inchoate

in•cho•ate

Pronunciation: (in-kō'it, -āt or, esp. Brit., in'kō-āt"), [key]
— adj.
  1. not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
  2. just begun; incipient.
  3. not organized; lacking order: an inchoate mass of ideas on the subject.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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