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coherent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coherent  \Co*her"ent\,  a.  [L.  cohaerens  p.  pr  See  {Cohere}.] 
  1.  Sticking  together;  cleaving;  as  the  parts  of  bodies;  solid 
  or  fluid.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  Composed  of  mutually  dependent  parts  making  a  logical 
  whole;  consistent;  as  a  coherent  plan  argument,  or 
  discourse. 
 
  3.  Logically  consistent;  --  applied  to  persons;  as  a 
  coherent  thinker.  --Watts. 
 
  4.  Suitable  or  suited;  adapted;  accordant.  [Obs.] 
 
  Instruct  my  daughter  how  she  shall  persever,  That 
  time  and  place  with  this  deceit  so  lawful,  May 
  prove  coherent.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coherent 
  adj  1:  marked  by  an  orderly,  logical,  and  aesthetically  consistent 
  relation  of  parts  "a  coherent  argument"  [ant:  {incoherent}] 
  2:  capable  of  thinking  and  expressing  yourself  in  a  clear  and 
  consistent  manner;  "a  lucid  thinker";  "she  was  more 
  coherent  than  she  had  been  just  after  the  accident"  [syn: 
  {logical},  {lucid}] 
  3:  sticking  together;  "two  coherent  sheets";  "tenacious  burrs" 
  [syn:  {tenacious}] 




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