Incoherence In`co*her"ence, Incoherency In`co*her"en*cy, n. [Cf. F. incoh['e]rence.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being incoherent; lack of coherence; lack of cohesion or adherence. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. Lack of connection; incongruity; inconsistency; lack of agreement or dependence of one part on another; as, the incoherence of arguments, facts, etc. [1913 Webster]

Incoherences in matter, and suppositions without proofs, put handsomely together, are apt to pass for strong reason. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is incoherent. [1913 Webster]

Crude incoherencies . . . and nauseous tautologies. --South. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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