From inchoate + adjective suffix -ive
- at the beginning, still in an unformed state
#*1858: Thomas Carlyle, History Of Friedrich II Of Prussia - Our first Piece is of Winter, or late Autumn, 1771,--while the solution of the Polish Business is still in its inchoative stages;...
- grammar aspectually indicating that an action is soon to begin
#: Some languages with the inchoative aspect use the same inflection for the inceptive aspect. The inchoative aspect is often translated into English by "to be about [to do something]". See the w:Inchoative|Wikipedia article on inchoative aspect.
- grammar inflected in or relating to the inchoative aspect