Definitions for: Coherence


[n] logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts
[n] the state of cohering or sticking together



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: coherency, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness

Antonyms: incoherence, incoherency

See Also: comprehensibility, connectedness, connection, consistency, continuity, link, understandability

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