inchoation

[ in-koh-ey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn koʊˈeɪ ʃən /

noun

a beginning; origin.

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Origin of inchoation

First recorded in 1520–30, inchoation is from the Late Latin word inchoātiōn- (stem of inchoātiō). See inchoate, -ion
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