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coherent (adj.)

1550s, "harmonious;" 1570s, "sticking together," also "connected, consistent" (of speech, thought, etc.), from French cohérent (16c.), from Latin cohaerentem (nominative cohaerens), present participle of cohaerere "cohere," from assimilated form of com "together" (see co-) + haerere "to adhere, stick" (see hesitation).

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Definitions of coherent

coherent (adj.)
capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner;
she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident
Synonyms: logical / lucid
coherent (adj.)
marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts;
a coherent argument
Synonyms: consistent / logical / ordered
coherent (adj.)
(physics) of waves having a constant phase relation;
coherent (adj.)
sticking together;
two coherent sheets
Synonyms: tenacious
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