Definition of Coherence

1. Noun. The state of cohering or sticking together.

Exact synonyms: Coherency, Cohesion, Cohesiveness
Generic synonyms: Connectedness, Connection, Link
Specialized synonyms: Consistency, Continuity
Derivative terms: Cohere, Coherent, Cohere, Coherent, Cohere, Cohesive, Cohesive
Antonyms: Incoherence



2. Noun. Logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts.
Exact synonyms: Coherency
Generic synonyms: Comprehensibility, Understandability
Derivative terms: Coherent, Coherent, Coherent

Definition of Coherence

1. n. A sticking or cleaving together; union of parts of the same body; cohesion.

Definition of Coherence

1. Noun. Quality of cohering; of being coherent; internal consistency. ¹

2. Noun. a logical arrangements of parts ¹

3. Noun. (physics of waves) the property of having the same wavelength and phase. ¹

4. Noun. (linguistics) Semantic relationship between different parts of the same text. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coherence

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coherence

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coherence (current term)
coherences
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Literary usage of Coherence

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1. Technical Digest edited by G. W. Day, D. L. Franzen, P. A. Williams (1999)
"High Resolution Reflectometry for Diagnosis of Optical Devices by Synthesis of Optical coherence Function Kazuo Hotate and Takashi Saida Department of ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"There is conspicuous coherence between the piriform cortex and the motor cortex in ... 3 indicates that there is significant coherence (interdependence) ..."

3. European Community by Oecd (1998)
"CHAPTER 3 Introduction POLICY coherence The Treaty on the European Union, signed in Maastricht in 1992, provided an overall framework for EU development ..."

4. Australia by Peter Needham, Committee Development Assistance, Development Assistance Committee (1996)
"coherence of aid and other national policies Like many other DAC countries, Australia has not set up a formal co-ordinating body at Cabinet or ..."

5. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1904)
"(March, 1901), Dr. Shaw described a method of investigating coherence by measuring the forces required to sunder the cohered surfaces. ..."

6. Composition, Oral and Written by Charles Sears Baldwin (1911)
"coherence The third principle of clearness in composition is the principle of order, or coherence. The principle of unity holds each part to a single point; ..."

7. Trade, Agriculture And Development: Policies Working Together by Oecd Global Forum on Agriculture (2006)
"The paper is organised according to the four main avenues through which coherence issues have been examined, ie through institutional, sectoral, ..."

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