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Meaning of INCOHERENCE

Pronunciation:  `inkow'heeruns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  nonsense that is simply incoherent and unintelligible
  2. [n]  lack of cohesion or clarity or organization
 

INCOHERENCE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: incoherency, incoherency, unintelligibility
 
 Antonyms: coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness
 
 See Also: disconnectedness, disconnection, disjointedness, disjunction, disjuncture, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, word salad

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`co*her"ence\, Incoherency \In`co*her"en*cy\, n.
[Cf. F. incoh['e]rence.]
1. The quality or state of being incoherent; want of
   coherence; want of cohesion or adherence. --Boyle.

2. Want of connection; incongruity; inconsistency; want of
   agreement or dependence of one part on another; as, the
   incoherence of arguments, facts, etc.

         Incoherences in matter, and suppositions without
         proofs, put handsomely together, are apt to pass for
         strong reason.                        --Locke.

3. That which is incoherent.

         Crude incoherencies . . . and nauseous tautologies.
                                               --South.

 

 

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