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Meaning of COHERENT

Pronunciation:  kow'heerunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"
  2. [adj]  marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; "a coherent argument"
  3. [adj]  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"
 

COHERENT is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: adhesive, consistent, logical, lucid, ordered, orderly, seamless, tenacious
 
 Antonyms: incoherent
 
 See Also: rational

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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