in-coherent

incoherent

[in-koh-heer-uhnt, -her-]
adjective
1.
without logical or meaningful connection; disjointed; rambling: an incoherent sentence.
2.
characterized by such thought or language, as a person: incoherent with rage.
3.
not coherent or cohering: an incoherent mixture.
4.
lacking physical cohesion; loose: incoherent dust.
5.
lacking unity or harmony of elements: an incoherent public.
6.
lacking congruity of parts; uncoordinated.
7.
different or incompatible by nature, as things.
8.
Physics. (of a wave) having a low degree of coherence. Compare coherent ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1620–30; in-3 + coherent

incoherently, adverb


1. confused, irrational, muddled.
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incoherent (ˌɪnkəʊˈhɪərənt)
 
adj
1.  lacking in clarity or organization; disordered
2.  unable to express oneself clearly; inarticulate
3.  physics (of two or more waves) having the same frequency but not the same phase: incoherent light
 
inco'herence
 
n
 
inco'herency
 
n
 
inco'herentness
 
n
 
inco'herently
 
adv

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incoherent
1620s, from in- (1) + coherent.
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