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co·her·ent

 (kō-hîr′ənt, -hĕr′-)
adj.
1. Sticking together; cohering.
2. Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts: a coherent essay.
3. Physics Of, relating to, or having waves with similar direction, amplitude, and phase that are capable of exhibiting interference.
4. Of or relating to a system of units of measurement in which a small number of basic units are defined from which all others in the system are derived by multiplication or division only.
5. Botany Sticking to but not fused with a part or an organ of the same kind.

co·her′ent·ly adv.

coherent

(kəʊˈhɪərənt)
adj
1. capable of logical and consistent speech, thought, etc
2. logical; consistent and orderly
3. cohering or sticking together
4. (General Physics) physics (of two or more waves) having the same phase or a fixed phase difference: coherent light.
5. (Mathematics) (of a system of units) consisting only of units the quotient or product of any two of which yield the unit of the resultant quantity
coˈherently adv

co•her•ent

(koʊˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-)

adj.
1. logically connected; consistent.
2. cohering; sticking together.
3. having a natural agreement of parts; harmonious.
4. Physics. of or pertaining to waves that maintain a fixed phase relationship.
[1570–80; < Latin]
co•her′ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.coherent - marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; "a coherent argument"
logical - capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning; "a logical mind"
rational - consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"
incoherent - without logical or meaningful connection; "a turgid incoherent presentation"
2.coherent - capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner; "a lucid thinker"; "she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident"
rational - consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"
3.coherent - (physics) of waves having a constant phase relation
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
incoherent - (physics) of waves having no stable definite or stable phase relation
4.coherent - sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"
adhesive - tending to adhere

coherent

adjective
1. consistent, reasoned, organized, rational, logical, meaningful, systematic, orderly He has failed to work out a coherent strategy for modernising the service.
consistent confusing, vague, meaningless, rambling, inconsistent, illogical, disjointed
2. articulate, lucid, comprehensible, intelligible He's so calm when he speaks in public. I wish I could be that coherent.
articulate incomprehensible, unintelligible
Translations
مُتَماسِك، مُتَرابِط
logickýsouvislý
logisk
samhangandi
nuosekliainuoseklumasnuoseklus
loģiskssakarīgs

coherent

[kəʊˈhɪərənt] ADJ [person, theory, argument, behaviour] → coherente, congruente; [account, speech] → coherente
incapable of coherent speechincapaz de hablar coherentemente

coherent

[kəʊˈhɪərənt] adj [person, speech] → cohérent(e)

coherent

adj
(= comprehensible)zusammenhängend; incapable of coherent speechunfähig, zusammenhängend zu sprechen
(= cohesive) logic, reasoning etckohärent, schlüssig; caseschlüssig

coherent

[kəʊˈhɪərənt] adjcoerente

coherent

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

coherent

a. coherente.
References in classic literature ?
With dim lights and tangled circumstance they tried to shape their thought and deed in noble agreement; but after all, to common eyes their struggles seemed mere inconsistency and formlessness; for these later-born Theresas were helped by no coherent social faith and order which could perform the function of knowledge for the ardently willing soul.
exclaimed Don Quixote; "when will the day come- as I have often said to thee- when I shall hear thee make one single coherent, rational remark without proverbs?
She went on, talking somewhat at random, now of the recent past, then of their first meeting and their marriage; but presently I began to form a fairly coherent picture of their lives; and it seemed to me that my surmises had not been incorrect.
I asked, thus neatly depriving her of coherent speech as I pushed her to the door.
It was with considerable difficulty that the ape-man quieted the fellow's fears sufficiently to obtain a coherent statement from him as to the cause of his uncalled-for terror.
In an instant all was confusion and turmoil, and it was with the greatest difficulty that the King finally obtained a coherent statement from his queen.
Taking it all in all, a fairly coherent and interesting story I am sure you will agree.
After reading one or two of the more coherent passages Henry recoiled from the ever-darkening horror of the story.
Out of the ethical incoherency and inconsistency of capitalism, the oligarchs emerged with a new ethics, coherent and definite, sharp and severe as steel, the most absurd and unscientific and at the same time the most potent ever possessed by any tyrant class.
The honest locksmith alone addressed a few words of coherent and sensible advice to both parties, urging John Willet to remember that Joe was nearly arrived at man's estate, and should not be ruled with too tight a hand, and exhorting Joe himself to bear with his father's caprices, and rather endeavour to turn them aside by temperate remonstrance than by ill-timed rebellion.
By this time, my dearest sister, you have received my hurried letter; I wish this may be more intelligible, but though not confined for time, my head is so bewildered that I cannot answer for being coherent.
Talking of Herbert Spencer," he began, "do you really find no logical difficulty in regarding Nature as a process of involution, passing from definite coherent homogeneity to indefinite incoherent heterogeneity?