Meaning of COHERENT in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ -ənt ]


Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French cohérent, from Latin cohaerent-, cohaerens, present participle of cohaerēre

Date: circa 1555


a. : logically or aesthetically ordered or integrated : consistent

coherent style

a coherent argument

b. : having clarity or intelligibility : understandable

a coherent person

a coherent passage

2. : having the quality of cohering ; especially : cohesive , coordinated

a coherent plan for action


a. : relating to or composed of waves having a constant difference in phase

coherent light

b. : producing coherent light

a coherent source

• co·her·ent·ly adverb

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