from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sticking together; cohering.
- adj. Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts: a coherent essay.
- adj. Physics Of, relating to, or having waves with similar direction, amplitude, and phase that are capable of exhibiting interference.
- adj. 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.
- adj. Botany Sticking to but not fused with a part or an organ of the same kind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unified; sticking together; making up a whole.
- adj. Orderly, logical and consistent.
- adj. Aesthetically ordered.
- adj. Having a natural or due agreement of parts; harmonious: a coherent design.
- adj. Of waves having the same direction, wavelength and phase, as light in a laser.
- adj. Attaching or pressing against an organ of the same nature.
- adj. Belonging to a specific class of sheaves having particularly manageable properties closely linked to the geometrical properties of the underlying space.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sticking together; cleaving; as the parts of bodies; solid or fluid.
- adj. Composed of mutually dependent parts; making a logical whole; consistent.
- adj. Logically consistent; -- applied to persons.
- adj. Suitable or suited; adapted; accordant.
- adj. Of or pertaining to electromagnetic waves that have a constant phase relationship with each other; having identical phase at all points.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sticking, or sticking together; cleaving, as the parts of a body, solid or fluid, or as one body or substance to another; adhesive.
- Connected; consistent; having a natural or due agreement of parts; consecutive; logical: said of things: as, a coherent discourse.
- Observing due order, connection, or arrangement, as in thinking or speaking; consistent; consecutive: said of persons.
- Suited; fitted; adapted; agreeing.
- In botany, sometimes used for connate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (physics) of waves having a constant phase relation
- adj. sticking together
- adj. capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
- adj. marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
Second, it's marketing's assignment to turn that tune or differentiating idea into what we call a coherent marketing direction.
Your description is not coherent from a signal standpont.
It is perfectly coherent from a pure domestic viewpoint.
As I practice my craft, I find the books I write now are more coherent from the outset but often need much work with revisions to find the true story.
I know the real answer is that you were so struck by AGW Derangement Syndrome you were incapable of engaging in coherent debate and just let fly with a rant on seeing the word “carbon”.
Obama also speaks in coherent sentences, unlike Bush and Palin.
They didn't work their asses off to get Obama elected so he could be Bush-lite who speaks in coherent sentences.
Sephardic Jews will eat peanuts (and rice), as will anyone who is interested in coherent explanations for their religious practices.
Sephardic Jews will eat rice, as will anyone who is interested in coherent explanations for their religious practices.
And nothing coherent is coming out of my keyboard.