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incoherent

Physics (of two or more waves) having the same frequency but not the same phase

incoherent

[‚in·kō′hir·ənt]
(geology)
Pertaining to a rock or deposit that is loose or unconsolidated, or that is unable to hold together firmly or solidly.
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I gritted my teeth at him, danced up and down, screaming an incoherent mockery and making antic faces.
Her speech was frank, but incoherent, and all he gleaned from it was that the event, whatever it was, had happened years before.
From among the trees on either side he caught broken and incoherent whispers in a strange tongue which yet he partly understood.
I met men incoherent with indignation at the brutality of prize-fighting, and who, at the same time, were parties to the adulteration of food that killed each year more babes than even red-handed Herod had killed.
He sprang to his feet, waving his arms, and for a moment could utter only incoherent sounds.
In former days--almost from childhood, and increasingly up to full manhood--when he had tried to do anything that would be good for all, for humanity, for Russia, for the whole village, he had noticed that the idea of it had been pleasant, but the work itself had always been incoherent, that then he had never had a full conviction of its absolute necessity, and that the work that had begun by seeming so great, had grown less and less, till it vanished into nothing.
Slowly loosening his grasp as he listens to the incoherent jargon with an attentive frown, he turns to the Lascar and fairly drags him forth upon the floor.
Saxon dreamed over it in a maze of incoherent thought.
The trapper had not time to express the surprise he felt at this incoherent and contradictory language, for the man who was advancing, was, already, within fifty feet of the place where they stood.
The trapper drew slowly aside, as if satisfied with the somewhat incoherent reason Ellen had given why he should retire.
With these incoherent exclamations, the young woman burst into another fit of crying, and got so dreadfully hysterical, that a couple of women who came up at the moment asked a butcher's boy with a shiny head of hair anointed with suet, who was also looking on, whether he didn't think he had better run for the doctor.
Stiggins began to sigh in a dismal manner, he plainly evinced his disapprobation of the whole proceedings, by sundry incoherent ramblings of speech, among which frequent angry repetitions of the word 'gammon' were alone distinguishable to the ear.