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Definitions for incoherent
ˌɪn koʊˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-in·co·her·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incoherentadjective

    without logical or meaningful connection

    "a turgid incoherent presentation"

  2. incoherentadjective

    (physics) of waves having no stable definite or stable phase relation

  3. incoherent, tongue-tiedadjective

    unable to express yourself clearly or fluently

    "felt tongue-tied with embarrassment"; "incoherent with grief"


  1. Incoherentadjective

    Exhibiting incoherent speech or thought; -- of people; as, a confused and incoherent accident victim.

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + coherent: cf. F. incohrent.]

  2. Incoherentadjective

    Lacking harmony or congruity of parts.

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + coherent: cf. F. incohrent.]


  1. incoherentadjective

    Lacking coherence or agreement; incongruous; inconsistent; not logically connected.

    The same rambling, incoherent manner. uE000153575uE001 Bishop Warburton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incoherentadjective

    not coherent; wanting cohesion; loose; unconnected; physically disconnected; not fixed to each; -- said of material substances

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + coherent: cf. F. incohrent.]

  2. Incoherentadjective

    wanting coherence or agreement; incongruous; inconsistent; having no dependence of one part on another; logically disconnected

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + coherent: cf. F. incohrent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incoherent

    in-kō-hēr′ent, adj. not connected: loose: incongruous.—n. Incoher′ence, want of coherence or connection: incongruity.—adv. Incoher′ently.—n. Incohē′sion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incoherent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incoherent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of incoherent in a Sentence

  1. Ba Odah defense attorney:

    It is a transparent attempt to hide the fact that the President Barack Obama administration’s interagency process for closing Guantanamo is an incoherent mess, and it is plainly intended to conceal the inconsistency between the administration’s stated intention to close Guantanamo and the steps taken to transfer cleared men.

  2. Amy Nell:

    This ruling was made with incoherent justifications, not based in science and facts — frankly not even remotely focused on the merits of the case presented. since the beginning of the school year it has felt like bizarro world.

  3. Eric Hawkins:

    We are getting indications through my officers that the suspect was somewhat incoherent afterward, and so there's a question about his stability.

  4. Craig Peters:

    This verdict makes a mockery of justice by believing an incoherent story professed by an admitted liar, and then compensating that liar with an award… while subjecting these boys to a sentence that is reserved for unredeemable, career criminals that commit premeditated killings.

  5. James Madison:

    The internal effects of a mutable policy are [...] calamitous. It poisons the blessings of liberty itself. It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow.

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