coherence

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noun co·her·ence \kō-ˈhir-ən(t)s, -ˈher-\

Definition of coherence

  1. 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. 2 :  the property of being coherent a plan that lacks coherence

Examples of coherence in a Sentence

  1. the house has been expanded and remodeled so many times that now it's a jumbled mess that lacks coherence

Origin and Etymology of coherence

coher(ent) + -ence, after Latin cohaerentia


First Known Use: circa 1580



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