What does incoherent mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incoherent(adj)

    without logical or meaningful connection

    "a turgid incoherent presentation"

  2. incoherent(adj)

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

  3. incoherent, tongue-tied(adj)

    unable to express yourself clearly or fluently

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

GCIDE

  1. Incoherent(a.)

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

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

  2. Incoherent(a.)

    Lacking harmony or congruity of parts.

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

Wiktionary

  1. incoherent(Adjective)

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

    The same rambling, incoherent manner. uE000153575uE001 Bishop Warburton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incoherent(adj)

    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. Incoherent(adj)

    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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How to say incoherent in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. One Abuja-based diplomat:

    It's an incoherent mix of people, helicopters and random kit from all sorts of different sources, but there is an element of internal cohesion from the Nigerian army, it appears to be a desperate ploy to get some sort of tactical success up there in six weeks for the electoral boost.

  2. Billy Madison:

    Principal Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  3. Herbert Spencer:

    Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.

  4. James Madison:

    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 or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow.

  5. Jo Johnson:

    We are barrelling towards an incoherent Brexit that is going to leave us trapped in a subordinate relationship to the EU, with no say over the rules that will govern huge swathes of our economy.

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