co·​her·​er kō-ˈhir-ər How to pronounce coherer (audio)
: a radio detector in which an imperfectly conducting contact between pieces of conductive material loosely resting against each other is materially improved in conductance by the passage of high-frequency current

Word History


cohere + -er entry 2

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coherer was in 1894

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“Coherer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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