incoherence

[in-koh-heer-uh ns, -her-]

noun

the quality or state of being incoherent.
something incoherent; an incoherent statement, article, speech, etc.

Origin of incoherence

First recorded in 1605–15; in-3 + coherence
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Related Words for incoherence

incongruity, nonsense, rambling

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Word Origin and History for incoherence
n.

1610s, formed from in- (1) "not" + coherence on model of Italian incoerenza.

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