Inchoate

adjective | inchoate | \in-ˈkō-ət, ˈiŋ-kō-ˌāt\

  1. just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.

"Inchoate derives from 'inchoare,' which means "to begin" in Latin but translates literally as "to hitch up." It is an adjective used to describe the imperfect form of something (as a plan or idea) in its early stages of development. Perhaps because it looks a little like the word chaos (although the two aren't closely related), 'inchoate' now not only implies the formlessness that often marks beginnings, but also the confusion caused by chaos."



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