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.
  3. (physics, of waves) The property of having the same wavelength and phase.
  4. (linguistics) A semantic relationship between different parts of the same text.

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References[edit]

  • coherence” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

coherence f (uncountable)

  1. coherence; quality of being internally consistent

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