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[in-koh-heer-uh n-see, -her-]
noun, plural in·co·her·en·cies.
  1. incoherence.
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Origin of incoherency

First recorded in 1675–85; in-3 + coherency
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Examples from the Web for incoherency

Historical Examples

  • I've been interrupted time and again, and this is all incoherency.

    Marion's Faith.

    Charles King

  • The rest of the evening they were enthusiastic almost to the point of incoherency.

    Eve to the Rescue

    Ethel Hueston

  • Then an interval of incoherency and utter blankness followed.

  • They seldom speak, and when they do there is a touch of incoherency in their remarks.

  • I am scribbling while he holds my bed-candle, so pray forgive any incoherency.

Word Origin and History for incoherency


1680s, from incoherent + -cy.

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