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incoherence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incoherence  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  incoherence 
  n  1:  lack  of  cohesion  or  clarity  or  organization  [syn:  {incoherency}] 
  [ant:  {coherence}] 
  2:  nonsense  that  is  simply  incoherent  and  unintelligible  [syn: 
  {incoherency},  {unintelligibility}] 




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