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incoherent

Physics (of two or more waves) having the same frequency but not the same phase
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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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References in classic literature ?
I fancy that the true explanation is this: It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.
I was much impressed by her allusion to Richard and by the sad meaning, so sadly illustrated in her poor pinched form, that made its way through all her incoherence. But happily for her, she was quite complacent again now and beamed with nods and smiles.
She had believed in a spiritual light burning steadily and steadfastly behind the erratic disorder and incoherence of life.
There seemed to be at once a little stability in all this incoherence. Without any definite plan in his head, he took the turning to the right and walked through the town and came to the wall by the meeting of the roads, where he stopped.
Whiskers growled an incoherence deep in his throat and spat into the fire in token that he was not pleased by the question.
He has accompanied this incoherence with some wild unmeaning gestures; but they trail off into the progressive inaction of stupor, and he lies a log upon the bed.