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Meaning of COHERENCE

Pronunciation:  kow'heeruns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts
  2. [n]  the state of cohering or sticking together

COHERENCE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: coherency, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness
 Antonyms: incoherence, incoherency
 See Also: comprehensibility, connectedness, connection, consistency, continuity, link, understandability



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Co*her"ence\, Coherency \Co*her"en*cy\, n. [L.
cohaerentia: cf. F. coh['e]rence.]
1. A sticking or cleaving together; union of parts of the
   same body; cohesion.

2. Connection or dependence, proceeding from the
   subordination of the parts of a thing to one principle or
   purpose, as in the parts of a discourse, or of a system of
   philosophy; consecutiveness.

         Coherence of discourse, and a direct tendency of all
         the parts of it to the argument in hand, are most
         eminently to be found in him.         --Locke.

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