- 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.
Origin of coherer
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Examples from the Web for coherer
In all likelihood, the coherer is acted upon in the same way.
Then, suddenly, came the sharp click of the “tapper” as it struck the “coherer.”Historic Inventions
Rupert S. Holland
In Marconi's first instruments he used a device called the "coherer."The Boy's Book of New Inventions
Harry E. Maule
The coherer may be said to resemble an engine-driver, and the “relay” an engine.The Romance of Modern Invention
One wire from the coherer is connected to the aerial and the other to the ground.ABC of Electricity
William Henry Meadowcroft
- 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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