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Definitions for incoherent
ˌɪn koʊˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-in·co·her·ent
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without logical or meaningful connection
"a turgid incoherent presentation"
(physics) of waves having no stable definite or stable phase relation
unable to express yourself clearly or fluently
"felt tongue-tied with embarrassment"; "incoherent with grief"
Exhibiting incoherent speech or thought; -- of people; as, a confused and incoherent accident victim.
Lacking harmony or congruity of parts.
Lacking coherence or agreement; incongruous; inconsistent; not logically connected.
The same rambling, incoherent manner. uE000153575uE001 Bishop Warburton.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: in and coherent.
We have instances of perception whilst we are asleep, and retain the memory of them; but how extravagant and incoherent are they, and how little conformable to the perfection of a rational being! John Locke.
Had the strata of stone become solid, but the matter whereof they consist continued lax and incoherent, they had consequently been as pervious as those of marle or gravel. John Woodward.
not coherent; wanting cohesion; loose; unconnected; physically disconnected; not fixed to each; -- said of material substances
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
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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The numerical value of incoherent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of incoherent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of incoherent in a Sentence
I didn't socialize with Judge Kavanaugh, judge Kavanaugh would come home and Judge Kavanaugh was incoherent, stumbling, Judge Kavanaugh would sometimes be singing, Judge Kavanaugh occasionally would wear this -- I think it was an old leather football helmet -- and Judge Kavanaugh would throw up, and then in the morning would have a lot of trouble getting out of bed.
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.
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.
The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is -- a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.
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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