What does incoherent mean?

Definitions for incoherentˌɪn koʊˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-

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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"


  1. Incoherent(a.)

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

  2. Incoherent(a.)

    Lacking harmony or congruity of parts.

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


  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

  2. Incoherent(adj)

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

  3. Origin: [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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Herbert Spencer:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    Donald Trump’s ideas are not just different, they’re dangerously incoherent, they’re not even ideas, just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies.

  4. Herbert Spencer:

    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.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of incoherent

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Translations for incoherent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • incoherentCatalan, Valencian
  • nesouvislý, nesoudržnýCzech
  • inkohärentGerman
  • ασυνάρτητοςGreek
  • incoherenteSpanish
  • ristiriitainen, epäjohdonmukainen, epäyhtenäinenFinnish
  • décousu, incohérentFrench
  • whakaparure, parureMāori
  • ры́хлый, бессвя́зный, несвя́зный, несцементи́рованныйRussian

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