What is revealed as the ideal in man may be inchoately manifested as instinct in the undeveloped consciousness of the animal.
All knowledge was in the non-scientific form, or only fragmentarily and inchoately adjusted.
Wintour, the free-born gentleman, and Thomas Winter, the inchoately attainted traitor.
1530s, from Latin inchoatus, past participle of inchoare, alteration of incohare "to begin," originally "to hitch up," from in- "on" (see in- (2)) + cohum "strap fastened to the oxen's yoke." Related: Inchoative.