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- Beginning; of or relating to inception.
- (grammar) Aspectually inflected to show that the action is beginning.
- Few languages have an inceptive aspect. In some that do, it is identical to the inchoative aspect. The inceptive aspect is often translated into English as "to start [doing something]".
inceptive (plural inceptives)
- (grammar) An inceptive construction.