Meaning of COHERENCE in English


I. kōˈhirən(t)s also -her- or -hēr- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle French & Latin; Middle French cohérence, from Latin cohaerentia, from cohaerent-, cohaerens (present participle of cohaerēre ) + -ia

1. : the quality or state of cohering: as

a. : systematic or methodical connectedness or interrelatedness especially when governed by logical principles : consistency , congruity

b. : integration of social and cultural elements based on a consistent pattern of values and a congruous set of ideological principles

2. obsolete : mutual understanding : fellow feeling

II. noun

: the property of being coherent

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.