Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Coherence.

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  • noun The state of being coherent; a coherent relationship.

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  • noun the state of cohering or sticking together
  • noun logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts

Etymologies

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From Latin cohaerēntia.

Examples

  • Even if thought should attain coherency it does not therefore follow that this coherency can be preserved in the practice of life.

    This and/or that

  • Even if thought should attain coherency it does not therefore follow that this coherency can be preserved in the practice of life.

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  • I assume she can memorize talking points for most question scanarios and they will have undoubtedly worked on her "coherency" issues (I can't believe I have to write that ...) but certainly there will be curveballs that cannot be prepared for ...

    Obama Leads By Over Five Points In Pre-Debate Tracking Polls

  • It was especially relevant to the setting under discussion or in my view, any setting with any kind of coherency - that you DO NOT attempt to use a gamist system to model a setting best served by simulationist or narrativist systems.

    January 30th, 2007

  • When confronted with facts and logic, people like these are utterly incapable of debating with any kind of coherency, so they resort to vicious name-calling and malicious, slanderous attacks.

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  • When confronted with facts and logic, people like these are utterly incapable of debating with any kind of coherency, so they resort to vicious name-calling and malicious, slanderous attacks.

    Brain-Terminal.com Full Feed

  • The breakthrough originated with researcher Hao Li of Motorola, Inc., who succeeded in depositing the metal oxide directly onto silicon with no intervening layer of silicon oxide producing "coherency" between the two crystal structures-the unique matching up perfectly of one atom to the next across the metal-oxide / Si interface.

    Nano Tech Wire

  • The breakthrough originated with researcher Hao Li of Motorola, Inc., who succeeded in depositing the metal oxide directly onto silicon with no intervening layer of silicon oxide producing "coherency" between the two crystal structures-the unique matching up perfectly of one atom to the next across the metal-oxide / Si interface.

    Nano Tech Wire

  • And it’s that sort of thing that’s very hard to develop any kind of coherency to a show.

    HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: White Collar: Jeff Eastin Talks About the Smartest Show in the Room!

  • And suddenly, with a coherency that belied the chaos of the morning, my father looked me straight in the eyes and said, "Oh sh-t."

    Judith Brisman, Ph.D.: The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

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