coherence

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French coherence, from Latin cohaerentia.

Noun[edit]

coherence (plural coherences)

  1. Quality of cohering; of being coherent; internal consistency.
  2. a logical arrangement of parts
    His arguments lacked coherence.
  3. (physics, of waves) the property of having the same wavelength and phase.
  4. (linguistics) Semantic relationship between different parts of the same text.

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References[edit]

  • coherence” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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coherence f (uncountable)

  1. coherence; quality of being internally consistent

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