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

Examples of coherency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And each enriches the coherency of the pieces without stealing the show. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 The reality is that Arab Americans, and particularly Arab Christians, have a very weak sense of ethnic solidity and coherency in the West. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 20 Nov. 2011 This segment culminates in a thoroughly campy number by Virginian Richard Henry Lee (Shawna Hamic), which, despite being of questionable narrative value and tonal coherency, delighted the opening-night audience. Margaret Gray, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2023 This show has zero coherency. Erik Kain, Forbes, 16 May 2022 There's no coherency to it. NBC News, 6 Feb. 2022 Many of these groups live in grotesque poverty, experience radical marginalization, and some of them fear for their individual survival, not just tribal or ethnic coherency. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 20 July 2010 The proportion of migrants need not be the majority, rather, the migrant culture simply needs to have critical mass in terms of coherency to seal itself off from native influence. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 27 June 2011 Pushing against this were a diverse array of local Islams, many of which lacked the coherency of the reformists who claimed to be bringing Islam back to its first principles. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 6 Sep. 2010

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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 29 May. 2024.

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