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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lasers, on the other hand, lose coherency over distance, so some loss of energy would be expected. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 24 Oct. 2022 One is the performance and memory coherency of the new Infinity fabric that interconnects the GPUs to MilanX, and presumably Milan. Karl Freund, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Cache coherency greatly simplifies memory management for software developers, improves application performance and enables multi-billion or trillion-parameter AI models. Karl Freund, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Grace will address memory with cache-coherency across DPU, CPU, and GPU. Karl Freund, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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Word History


coher(ent) + -ency, after Latin cohaerentia

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coherency was in 1603

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Cite this Entry

“Coherency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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