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 (kō-hîr′əns, -hĕr′-)
1. The quality or state of cohering, especially a logical, orderly, and aesthetically consistent relationship of parts.
2. Physics The property of being coherent, as of waves.


(kəʊˈhɪərəns) or


1. logical or natural connection or consistency
2. another word for cohesion1


(koʊˈhɪər əns, -ˈhɛr-)

also co•her′en•cy,

1. the act or state of cohering; cohesion.
2. logical interconnection.
3. congruity; consistency.
4. Physics, Optics. (of waves) the state of being coherent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coherence - the state of cohering or sticking together
connectedness, connection, link - the state of being connected; "the connection between church and state is inescapable"
consistency - logical coherence and accordance with the facts; "a rambling argument that lacked any consistency"
continuity - uninterrupted connection or union
incoherence, incoherency - lack of cohesion or clarity or organization
2.coherence - logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts
comprehensibility, understandability - the quality of comprehensible language or thought


noun consistency, rationality, concordance, consonance, congruity, union, agreement, connection, unity, correspondence the political structure which can lend coherence to a global enterprise


Logical agreement among parts:
تماسُك، ترابُط
logická súvislosť


[kəʊˈhɪərəns] Ncoherencia f


[kəʊˈhɪərəns] n
[book, composition] → cohérence f
[plan, action] → cohérence f
[person] → cohérence f


(lit)Kohärenz f
(of community)Zusammenhalt m; (of essay, symphony etc)Geschlossenheit f; (of argument, reasoning, style)Kohärenz f; his speech lacked coherenceseiner Rede (dat)fehlte der Zusammenhang
(fig: = comprehensibility) after five whiskies he lacked coherencenach fünf Whiskys gab er nur noch unzusammenhängendes Zeug von sich


[kəʊˈhɪərəns] ncoerenza


(kəˈhiərənt) adjective
clear and logical. He was able to give a coherent account of what had happened.
coˈherently adverb
coˈherence noun


1. n. coherencia, cohesión;
2. coherencia, referencia a cualquier grupo designado, seguido o copiado por un período de tiempo, tal como en un estudio epidemiológico.
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