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[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:
incoherent dust.
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.


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