coherence

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See also: cohérence

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French coherence, from Latin cohaerentia.

Noun[edit]

coherence (countable and uncountable, plural coherences)

  1. The quality of cohering, or being coherent; internal consistency.
    His arguments lacked coherence.
  2. A logical arrangement of parts, as in writing.
    • 2017, Di Zou; James Lambert, “Feedback methods for student voice in the digital age”, in British Journal of Educational Technology, volume 48, number 5, page 1088:
      In a lesson on coherence in academic writing, students engaged in the following discussion on the online platform TodaysMeet.
  3. (physics, of waves) The property of having the same wavelength and phase.
  4. (linguistics, translation studies) A semantic relationship between different parts of the same text.

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References[edit]

  • coherence” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

coherence f (uncountable)

  1. coherence; quality of being internally consistent

Descendants[edit]

  • English: coherence
  • French: cohérence