a person or thing that coheres.
Radio. a device usually used in detecting radio waves, as a tube filled with a conducting substance in granular form, whose electrical resistance increases when struck by radio waves.
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How to use coherer in a sentence
These, on reaching the torpedo, pass into the projecting wire and thence reach the coherer.
Reference has already been made to the original form of receiving apparatus called the coherer.The Romance of War Inventions | Thomas W. Corbin
One wire from the coherer is connected to the aerial and the other to the ground.ABC of Electricity | William Henry Meadowcroft
Suddenly there sounded the sharp click of the tapper as it struck the coherer.The Story of Great Inventions | Elmer Ellsworth Burns
The sensitive part of the Marconi receiving apparatus is the coherer.The Story of Great Inventions | Elmer Ellsworth Burns
British Dictionary definitions for coherer
physics an electrical component formerly used to detect radio waves, consisting of a tube containing loosely packed metal particles. The waves caused the particles to cohere, thereby changing the current through the circuit
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