incoherence


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in·co·her·ence

 (ĭn′kō-hîr′əns)
n.
1. The condition or quality of being incoherent.
2. Something incoherent.

in•co•her•ence

(ˌɪn koʊˈhɪər əns, -ˈhɛr-)

n.
1. the quality or state of being incoherent.
2. something that is incoherent.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incoherence - lack of cohesion or clarity or organization
disconnectedness, disconnection, disjunction, disjuncture - state of being disconnected
disjointedness - lacking order or coherence
coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness - the state of cohering or sticking together
2.incoherence - nonsense that is simply incoherent and unintelligibleincoherence - nonsense that is simply incoherent and unintelligible
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
word salad - jumble of incoherent speech as sometimes heard in schizophrenia

incoherence

noun unintelligibility, inarticulateness, disconnectedness, disjointedness Her incoherence was enough to tell him that something was wrong.
Translations
تَفَكُّك، عَدَم تَماسُك
nesouvislost
mangel på sammenhæng
összefüggéstelenség
rugl; ósamkvæmni
nesúvislosť
abuk sabuk olma

incoherence

[ˌɪnkəʊˈhɪərəns] N [of ideas, policies] → incoherencia f, falta f de coherencia
his attempts to explain degenerated into incoherenceen su intento por dar una explicación cayó en la más absoluta incoherencia

incoherence

[ˌɪnkəʊˈhɪərəns] n
[person] → incohérence f
[policy, approach] → incohérence f

incoherence

n (of style, prose)Zusammenhanglosigkeit f, → mangelnder Zusammenhang; with each drink his incoherence grewseine Worte wurden mit jedem Glas wirrer or zusammenhangloser

incoherence

[ˌɪnkəʊˈhɪərns] nincoerenza

incoherent

(inkouˈhiərənt) adjective
talking, writing etc in a way which is not easy to follow. He was quite incoherent with rage.
ˌincoˈherently adverb
ˌincoˈherence noun

incoherence

n. incoherencia, falta de coordinación de las ideas.
References in classic literature ?
Miggs,' said Mrs Varden faintly, and with symptoms of approaching incoherence, 'is attached to me, and that is sufficient to draw down hatred upon her in this house.
Whereupon Victor administered a rebuke in the form of a volley of abuse, which, owing to its rapidity and incoherence, was all but incomprehensible to Edna.
There is a striking incoherence in the objections which have appeared, and sometimes even from the same quarter, not much calculated to inspire a very favorable opinion of the sincerity or fair dealing of their authors.
And with the inability to express himself, the incoherence that Konstantin knew so well, he began, with another look round at everyone, to tell his brother Kritsky's story: how he had been expelled from the university for starting a benefit society for the poor students and Sunday schools; and how he had afterwards been a teacher in a peasant school, and how he had been driven out of that too, and had afterwards been condemned for something.
The poor, senseless young man was not aware of the incoherence of his words, while Milady was reading with her lynx's eyes the very depths of his heart.
The Same Subject Continued, and the Incoherence of the Objections to the New Plan Exposed From the Independent Journal.
Bulstrode went away now without anxiety as to what Raffles might say in his raving, which had taken on a muttering incoherence not likely to create any dangerous belief.
This she did not comprehend, attributing her incomprehension to his incoherence.
His purpose in employing, in the denunciation of shams and insincerities, a form itself so far removed from directness and simplicity was in part, evidently, to shock people into attention; but after all, the style expresses appropriately his genuine sense of the incoherence and irony of life, his belief that truth can be attained only by agonizing effort, and his contempt for intellectual and spiritual commonplaceness.
In trying to state the nature of that necessity he stammered himself into utter incoherence.
He was officially accessible to every blundering old woman who had incoherence to bestow upon him, and readily received the Boffins.
I fancy that the true explanation is this: It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.