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incoherence

Not understandable; disordered; without logical connection. See Schizophrenia.

incoherence

(ĭn″kō-hēr′ĕns) [″ + cohairens, adhering]
An inability to express oneself coherently or to present ideas in a related order.
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According to the principle of least squares methods, the incoherence function of optimization interpretation is established as
He speaks in fragments that verge on incoherence when rendered into print.
In Michael Caie's article "Rational Probabilistic Incoherence," Caie argues that in light of certain situations involving self-reference, it is sometimes rational to have probabilistically incoherent credences.
Incoherence about the defining purpose of the Senate may well be the central explanation of why reform advocates have not yet achieved success.
Glanz has made a study of exegetical method and its consequences for the interpretation of referential incoherence, which is obviously challenging and runs against the grain of saying that everything in the Bible makes sense, which in fact, sometimes is does not.
Steven Teles, a political scientist at Johns Hopkins University, argues that "with that complexity has also come incoherence," undermining the policy objectives of both liberals and conservatives--and, ultimately, democracy itself.
Hollywood Incoherent starts out rather slowly, discussing key 1970s films such as Nashville, Dog Day Afternoon, and Chinatown in terms of "narrative perversity," "incongruity," and "incoherence." Berliner defines narrative perversity non-judgmentally, as a "counterproductive turn away from a narrative's linear course" (10); of course, the moral dimension of perversity remains in the reader's mind, adding an extra connotation to the argument.
As the plot drifts toward incoherence and pivotal twists fail to deliver on their promise, the pic seems to be stumbling its way through adjoining rooms with no exit in sight.
The result is visible ambivalence that leads to vacillating policy reeking of incoherence. Obama defends the vast NSA data dragnet because of the terrible continuing threat of terrorism.
And for all the social incoherence of this contemporary slash-and-burn approach to arts funding, it feels doubly remarkable that "Challenge for Change" amounted to a program of spunky, unselfconscious, publicly funded activism.
Rightist Blue Coalition MP Martin Dimitrov stated he was "surprised" at the incoherence of the Interior Minister's speech and the inclusion of allegedly unrelated and irrelevant details in it.
Une incoherence que 2013 devrait gommer, selon son entraEneur Patrick Mouratoglou.