logically connected; consistent: a coherent argument.
having a natural or due agreement of parts; harmonious: a coherent design.
cohering; sticking together: a coherent mass of sticky candies.
- co·her·ent·ly, adverb
- non·co·her·ent, adjective
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How to use coherent in a sentence
Voice Tweets should be no different, and your audio ambassador should always listen carefully to ensure that each tweet conveys a simple and coherent message that exemplifies your brand.Top five tips to use Twitter’s new Voice Tweets feature | David Ciccarelli | August 25, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
The most discussed breakthrough has been OpenAI’s GPT-3, which can generate long passages of coherent prose from a human-written prompt of just a line or two.
While extolling the benefits of a coherent localized marketing strategy, the study identifies a number of common operational barriers to effective tactical execution.Majority of chains call local-digital marketing an ‘untapped opportunity’ | Greg Sterling | August 12, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Most often, a gravitational wave is produced in a “coherent state,” which is akin to ripples on a pond.
According to Bishop, because populations living in areas controlled by non-state armed groups have extremely limited access to testing, coherent statistical information about the extent of the pandemic there is unavailable.Why South Asia’s COVID-19 Numbers Are So Low (For Now) | Puja Changoiwala | June 23, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
He said the failure to develop a coherent immigration policy would have a devastating impact.
The story of the fire was certainly not complete, but it was at least coherent, and three of our halftones adorned Page 1.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire | H.L. Mencken | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Eventually, ISIS will collapse as a coherent and effective force.Airstrikes Against ISIS Are Tactics. Here's a Strategy | Daniel L. Davis | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is a thematically coherent collection of well-crafted pop songs, expertly played by accomplished musicians.U2 Generously Gives Us a Lousy Album, Sucks at the Corporate Teat | Hampton Stevens | September 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These portentous rumblings aside, no coherent position on ectogenesis has emerged so far within the pro-life movement.
And our surroundings at that particular moment were not the most favorable to coherent thought or plausible theory-building.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The frightened maid ceased to scold in her polyglot way and grew coherent.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
She appeared to wander in her mind, for sometimes her words were coherent, at other times she merely babbled.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
coherent memory resumes with the noise the warriors made in returning to the camp.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
If I can manage to be rationally coherent, I shall be more than satisfied.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for coherent
capable of logical and consistent speech, thought, etc
logical; consistent and orderly
cohering or sticking together
physics (of two or more waves) having the same phase or a fixed phase difference: coherent light
(of a system of units) consisting only of units the quotient or product of any two of which yield the unit of the resultant quantity
- coherently, adverb
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