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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 ?
No coherent sentence, in answer to any sort of question put to her, could be extracted that morning from Mrs.
Although the only coherent part of the latter piece of literature were the opening lines,
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?
Just now he spoke coherent words for the first time.
When your crew have taken you past these Sirens, I cannot give you coherent directions {100} as to which of two courses you are to take; I will lay the two alternatives before you, and you must consider them for yourself.
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?
Without on the other hand"--Voyt seemed to assent--"its giving at all a coherent impression of you.
Martin was conscious of one coherent feeling at the conclusion of this address, and that was one of amazed gratitude.
Viewed by this light it becomes a coherent scheme and not the monstrous maze the laity are apt to think it.
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.
At present she is unable to give any coherent account of the past, and the doctors hold out no hopes of the reestablishment of her reason.