Coherent meaning

kō-hîrənt, -hĕr-
The definition of coherent is sticking together or easy to understand.

A group of people who vote the same way is an example of coherent.

A person who speaks clearly and makes sense is an example of coherent.

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Sticking together; cohering.
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Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts.

A coherent essay.

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(physics) Of, relating to, or having waves with similar direction, amplitude, and phase that are capable of exhibiting interference.
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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.
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Capable of logical, intelligible speech, thought, etc.
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Sticking together; having cohesion.
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(botany) Sticking to but not fused with a part or an organ of the same kind.
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Having coherence; logically connected; consistent; clearly articulated.
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(physics) Exhibiting coherence.
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A version of Unix developed by Mark Williams Co., Northbrook, IL, that was noted for its conservative use of resources on Intel-based PCs.
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Aesthetically ordered.
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Having a natural or due agreement of parts; harmonious: a coherent design.
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(physics) Of waves having the same direction, wavelength and phase, as light in a laser.
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(botany) Attaching or pressing against an organ of the same nature.
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(mathematics, of a sheaf) Belonging to a specific class of sheaves having particularly manageable properties closely linked to the geometrical properties of the underlying space.
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Origin of coherent

  • From Middle French coherent, from Latin cohaērēns, from co- + haereō.

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