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Inchoate, adj.

Pronunciation: inˈkōət, ˈinkəˌwāt

Meaning: Sometimes a person will get a basic idea in their head, but the idea is not fully formed. It is still taking shape. In such instances, we could say such a person has a still inchoate idea sprouting. Anything that is still undeveloped or rudimentary could be said to be inchoate. Imperfectly formed ideas could be said to be inchoate.


  • She had a child’s inchoate awareness of language.
  • Because our company just barely opened its doors, we are inchoate and not offering our full suite of services yet.
  • While I have started writing my autobiography, it is still inchoate because I have several more chapters to add.

Ara Norwood is a multi-faceted and results-oriented professional. Spanning a multiplicity of disciplines including leadership, management, innovation, strategy, service, sales, business ethics, and entrepreneurship. Ara is also a historian, having special expertise on the era of the founding of our republic.
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