[ in-koh-it ]


  1. beginning to develop or form
  2. law (of an offense,) anticipating or preparatory to a further criminal act

Examples of inchoate in a sentence:

  • Because our company just recently opened its doors, we are inchoate and are not offering all of our services yet. 
  • While I have started writing my autobiography, it is still inchoate because I have several more chapters to add.