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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Sticking together; cleaving; as the parts of bodies, solid or fluid.
2. Connected; united, by some relation in form or order; followed by to, but rather by with.
3. Suitable or suited; regularly adapted.
4. Consistent; having a due agreement of parts; as a coherent discourse. Or observing due agreement; as a coherent thinker or reasoner.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; "a coherent argument" [syn: coherent, consistent, logical, ordered] [ant: incoherent]
2: 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" [syn: coherent, logical, lucid]
3: (physics) of waves having a constant phase relation [ant: incoherent]
4: sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs" [syn: coherent, tenacious]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French cohérent, from Latin cohaerent-, cohaerens, present participle of cohaer?re Date: circa 1555 1. a. logically or aesthetically ordered or integrated ; consistent <coherent style> <a coherent argument> b. having clarity or intelligibility ; understandable <a coherent person> <a coherent passage> 2. having the quality of cohering; especially cohesive, coordinated <a coherent plan for action> 3. a. relating to or composed of waves having a constant difference in phase <coherent light> b. producing coherent light <a coherent source> • coherently adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 (of a person) able to speak intelligibly and articulately. 2 (of speech, an argument, etc.) logical and consistent; easily followed. 3 cohering; sticking together. 4 Physics (of waves) having a constant phase relationship. Derivatives: coherence n. coherency n. coherently adv. Etymology: L cohaerere cohaerent- (as COHERE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Coherent Co*her"ent, a. [L. cohaerens, p. pr. See Cohere.] 1. Sticking together; cleaving; as the parts of bodies; solid or fluid. --Arbuthnot. 2. Composed of mutually dependent parts; making a logical whole; consistent; as, a coherent plan, argument, or discourse. 3. Logically consistent; -- applied to persons; as, a coherent thinker. --Watts. 4. Suitable or suited; adapted; accordant. [Obs.] Instruct my daughter how she shall persever, That time and place, with this deceit so lawful, May prove coherent. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If something is coherent, it is well planned, so that it is clear and sensible and all its parts go well with each other. He has failed to work out a coherent strategy for modernising the service... The President's policy is perfectly coherent. ? muddled ADJcoherence The campaign was widely criticised for making tactical mistakes and for a lack of coherence. 2. If someone is coherent, they express their thoughts in a clear and calm way, so that other people can understand what they are saying. He's so calm when he answers questions in interviews. I wish I could be that coherent. ? incoherent ADJ: v-link ADJcoherence She lost consciousness and when she came round she still lacked coherence and focus.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Connected, united, adherent, sticking together. 2. Consistent, congruous, logical, intelligible.

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