[in-koh-heer-uh nt, -her-] /ˌɪn koʊˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-/
without logical or meaningful connection; disjointed; rambling:
an incoherent sentence.
characterized by such thought or language, as a person:
incoherent with rage.
not or cohering:
an incoherent mixture.
lacking physical cohesion; loose:
lacking unity or harmony of elements:
an incoherent public.
lacking congruity of parts; uncoordinated.
different or incompatible by nature, as things.
Physics. (of a wave) having a low degree of coherence.
Compare (def 4).
lacking in clarity or organization; disordered
unable to express oneself clearly; inarticulate
(physics) (of two or more waves) having the same frequency but not the same phase: incoherent light
1620s, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + coherent. Related: Incoherently.
- In cold storage
adverb phrase Held in abeyance; reserved to be dealt with later; on hold, on the back burner: The plan’s in cold storage for now/ Well, let’s just keep that one in the deep freeze for a few months (1940s+) In a state of abeyance or postponement. For example, We can’t consider these design changes now; […]
[in-kuh m-buhs-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪn kəmˈbʌs tə bəl/ adjective 1. not combustible; incapable of being burned; fireproof. noun 2. an incombustible substance. /ˌɪnkəmˈbʌstəbəl/ adjective 1. not capable of being burnt; fireproof noun 2. an incombustible object or material adj. late 15c., from Old French incombustible (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin incombustibilis; see in- (1) + […]
[in-kuhm] /ˈɪn kʌm/ noun 1. the monetary payment received for goods or services, or from other sources, as rents or investments. 2. something that comes in as an addition or increase, especially by chance. 3. Archaic. a coming in. /ˈɪnkʌm; ˈɪnkəm/ noun 1. the amount of monetary or other returns, either earned or unearned, accruing […]
noun 1. an account maintained for a particular item of revenue or income. 2. Also called profit and loss account. a summary account for income and expenditures, used in closing the ledger.