incoherence

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incoherence (countable and uncountable, plural incoherences)

  1. (uncountable) The quality of being incoherent.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Boyle to this entry?)
  2. (countable) Something incoherent.
    • John Locke
      Incoherences in matter, and suppositions without proofs, put handsomely together, are apt to pass for strong reason.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
      This was strangely heightened at times by the ragged Elijah's diabolical incoherences uninvitedly recurring to me, with a subtle energy I could not have before conceived of.

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