Definition of coherence
1 : the quality or state of cohering: such asa : systematic or logical connection or consistency The essay as a whole lacks coherence.b : integration of diverse elements, relationships, or values “The various parts of this house—discrete in color, in shape, in placement—join together with remarkable coherence.” — Paul Goldberger
2 : the property of being coherent a plan that lacks coherence
Examples of coherence in a Sentence
the house has been expanded and remodeled so many times that now it's a jumbled mess that lacks coherence
Recent Examples of coherence from the Web
Premiering in competition, the French auteur's L'amant double certainly won't win any prizes for taste, coherence or originality.
There’s bracing humor too, if not a moment-by-moment coherence, in this mashup.
In an experiment published Dec. 6 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a connection between coherence — far-flung molecules interacting as one, separated by space but not time — and energy flow is established.
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