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n. pl. in·co·her·en·cies
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Noun1.incoherency - lack of cohesion or clarity or organization
disconnectedness, disconnection, disjunction, disjuncture - state of being disconnected
disjointedness - lacking order or coherence
2.incoherency - nonsense that is simply incoherent and unintelligibleincoherency - 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
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Nobody has any right--except children, perhaps--and even then, it seems to me--or it did seem--" She felt that her speech was voicing the incoherency of her thoughts, and stopped abruptly.
You do not understand my position," returned the doctor, with a certain incoherency of manner.
The incoherency of your letters, and certain things too trifling to mention, had made me suspect that some unusual calamity had befallen you.
This line of thought offered, perhaps, some respite, and possessed of a brain that had its station considerably above the tumult of the senses, he tried to reduce the vague and wandering incoherency of his emotions to order.
Out of the ethical incoherency and inconsistency of capitalism, the oligarchs emerged with a new ethics, coherent and definite, sharp and severe as steel, the most absurd and unscientific and at the same time the most potent ever possessed by any tyrant class.
Then he told his secret over again, with the addition of being pathetic on the subject of Miss Wackles, who, he gave Mr Quilp to understand, was the occasion of any slight incoherency he might observe in his speech at that moment, which was attributable solely to the strength of his affection and not to rosy wine or other fermented liquor.
Most of the water problems are due to the mismanagement of water resources and to the incoherency among different policies impacting water conservation.
This, as we know from Experience and Its Modes, Oakeshott identifies as the incoherency of the practical life that both defines the sort of activity it is and limits its possibilities.
Textualists' arguments about the incoherency of collective intent are based on the findings of public choice theory.
The danger from the dually flawed Canadian approach is that its ambiguity, incoherency, and substantial discretion, left in the hands of the government, renders it vulnerable to capture by domestic interests (e.
Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule have noted that this problem--which they label the inside-outside problem--is an incoherency that pervades much of legal scholarship.