coherence

  • 1 cohérence — [ kɔerɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1524; lat. cohærentia→ cohérent 1 ♦ Union étroite des divers éléments d un corps. ⇒ adhérence, cohésion, connexion. 2 ♦ Liaison, rapport étroit d idées qui s accordent entre elles; absence de contradiction. Personne, discours… …

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  • 2 Coherence — Coherence, coherency, or coherent can refer to: Contents 1 In physics 2 In mathematics 3 In financial economics 4 In philosophy …

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  • 3 Coherence — Cohérence Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …

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  • 4 coherence — coherence, cohesion mean the quality or character of a whole all of whose parts cohere or stick together. Coherence usually implies a unity of such immaterial or intangible things as the points of an argument, the details of a picture, or the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 COHÉRENCE — COHÉRENCE, COHÉSION, ADHÉSION.     Force par laquelle les parties des corps tiennent ensemble. C est le phénomène le plus commun et le plus inconnu. Newton se moque des atomes crochus par lesquels on a voulu expliquer la cohérence; car il… …

    Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • 6 Coherence — Co*her ence, Coherency Co*her en*cy, n. [L. cohaerentia: cf. F. coh[ e]rence.] 1. A sticking or cleaving together; union of parts of the same body; cohesion. [1913 Webster] 2. Connection or dependence, proceeding from the subordination of the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 coherence — late 16c., from M.Fr. cohérence (16c.), from L. cohaerentia, noun of state from cohaerentem (see COHERENT (Cf. coherent)). Related: Coherency …

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  • 8 coherence — [kō hir′əns, kōher′əns] n. [Fr < L cohaerentia < cohaerens, prp. of COHERE] 1. the act or condition of cohering; cohesion 2. the quality of being logically integrated, consistent, and intelligible; congruity [his story lacked coherence] 3.… …

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  • 9 coherence — theory of truth …

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  • 10 coherence — I noun adherence, adhesion, adhesiveness, agreement, apprehensibility, attachment, blending, cleavage, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness, comprehensibility, concert, congruence, congruity, conjunction, connectedness, connection, consistency,… …

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  • 11 Coherence —   [dt. Kohärenz], Laser …

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  • 12 coherence — COHERENCE. s. f. Terme didactique. Liaison, union, counexion d une chose avec une autre …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 13 coherence — [n] agreement adherence, attachment, bond, cementation, cling, clinging, comprehensibility, concordance, conformity, congruity, connection, consistency, consonance, construction, continuity, correspondence, inseparability, inseparableness,… …

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  • 14 Cohérence — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Cohérence », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le mot cohérence caractérise la liaison… …

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  • 15 coherence — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ internal ▪ Your essay lacks internal coherence. ▪ narrative, structural ▪ ideological, intellectual, logical …

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  • 16 Coherence — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Coherence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 coherence coherence adherence adhesion adhesiveness Sgm: N 1 concretion accretion concretion accretion Sgm: N 1 conglutination conglutination agglutination agglomeration Sgm: N 1… …

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  • 17 cohérence — (ko é ran s ) s. f. 1°   Terme de physique. État de ce qui est cohérent. •   Dans le bois, la cohérence longitudinale est bien plus considérable que l union transversale, BUFFON Exp. sur les végét. 1er mém.. 2°   Fig. •   Des idées sans cohérence …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 18 coherence — co|her|ence [kəuˈhıərəns US kouˈhır ] n also co|her|en|cy [ rənsi][U] 1.) when something such as a piece of writing is easy to understand because its parts are connected in a clear and reasonable way ▪ An overall theme will help to give your… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 coherence — also co.her.en.cy noun (U) 1 a reasonable connection or relation between ideas, arguments, statements etc: An overall theme will help to give your essay coherence. 2 if a group has coherence, its members are connected or united because they share …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 coherence — n. to lack coherence * * * [kəʊ hɪ(ə)rəns] to lack coherence …

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