coherent
adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French cohérent, from Latin cohaerent-, cohaerens, present participle of cohaerēre Date: circa 1555 1. a. logically or aesthetically ordered or integrated ; consistent <
coherent style
>
<
a coherent argument
>
b. having clarity or intelligibility ; understandable <
a coherent person
>
<
a coherent passage
>
2. having the quality of cohering; especially cohesive, coordinated <
a coherent plan for action
>
3. a. relating to or composed of waves having a constant difference in phase <
coherent light
>
b. producing coherent light <
a coherent source
>
coherently adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cohérent — cohérent, ente [ kɔerɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1524; lat. cohærens, p. prés. de cohærere « adhérer ensemble » 1 ♦ Didact. Qui présente de la cohérence, de l homogénéité. ⇒ homogène. 2 ♦ Qui se compose de parties compatibles, liées et harmonisées entre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Coherent — Basisdaten Entwickler Mark Williams Company Version 4.2.10 (1995) Abstammung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Coherent — Co*her ent, a. [L. cohaerens, p. pr. See {Cohere}.] 1. Sticking together; cleaving; as the parts of bodies; solid or fluid. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. Composed of mutually dependent parts; making a logical whole; consistent; as, a coherent plan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cohérent — cohérent, ente (ko é ran, ran t ) adj. 1°   Qui tient réciproquement ensemble. Les grains du grès sont très cohérents. Les molécules du fer sont bien plus cohérentes que celles du plomb.    En botanique, étamines cohérentes, étamines qui tiennent …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cohérent — COHÉRENT, ENTE, adj. se dit Des parties d un tout qui sont liées entre elles, et du tout lui même relativement à la liaison de ses parties. Ce raisonnement est cohérent dans toutes ses parties …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • coherent — COHERÉNT, Ă adj. v. coerent. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 28.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  COHERÉNT, Ă adj. v. coerent. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • coherent — 1550s, from M.Fr. cohérent (16c.), from L. cohaerentem (nom. cohaerens), prp. of cohaerere cohere, from com together (see CO (Cf. co )) + haerere to stick (see HESITATION (Cf. hesitation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • coherent — coherent, cohesive Both words come from a Latin root related to our word cohere, but their meanings are different. Coherent means ‘logical and consistent’ and is applied to speakers and their arguments. See also cogent. Cohesive means ‘tending to …   Modern English usage

  • coherent — I (clear) adjective adapted to the understanding, apparent, apprehensible, articulate, audible, clear cut, cogent, cognizable, cohaerens, comprehensible, concise, congruens, decipherable, defined, definite, direct, discernible, distinct, easily… …   Law dictionary

  • coherent — [adj] understandable articulate, comprehensible, consistent, identified, intelligible, logical, lucid, meaningful, orderly, organized, rational, reasoned, sound, systematic; concept 402 Ant. disorganized, incomprehensible, irrational, not… …   New thesaurus

  • coherent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of an argument or theory) logical and consistent. 2) able to speak clearly and logically. 3) holding together to form a whole. DERIVATIVES coherence noun coherently adverb …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”