co·​her·​en·​cy | \ kō-ˈhir-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce coherency (audio) , -ˈher- \
plural coherencies

Definition of coherency

Examples of coherency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, reading Kennedy’s takes on disparate issues across 29 chapters makes the reader wonder whether there is coherency to his positions. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2021 The 1995 designation from Congress gives a false sense of coherency to a network that developed in fits and starts throughout American history. Dominic Pino, National Review, 13 June 2021 Fight scenes composed and edited for clarity and coherency? Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 The only identifiable alternative pathway to achieving some semblance of coherency—making the caucus a partisan affair—would only thin out the caucus’s already thin numbers, weakening its legislative potential. Nick Martin, The New Republic, 2 Nov. 2020 The Associated Press reports, however, there was no coherency to the openings, as some regional governors and shops still decided to stay closed for now. Chronicle Staff,, 24 Apr. 2020 Because that's what happens for the rest of the episode, just with a deteriorating level of coherency. Jodi Walker,, 17 Apr. 2020 As a laser beam travels through tiny droplets of water in fog, ice crystals in snow, and ash from fires, the laser strikes them and rapidly loses coherency. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 19 Mar. 2020 After the swimmer returns to full coherency, they’re typically moved to a hot shower or hot tub for further rewarming. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, 23 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of coherency

1603, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coherency

coher(ent) + -ency, after Latin cohaerentia

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16 Sep 2021

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“Coherency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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