[ koh-heer-uhnt, -her- ]
/ koʊˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr- /
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.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of coherent
OTHER WORDS FROM coherentco·her·ent·ly, adverbnon·co·her·ent, adjectivenon·co·her·ent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for coherent
/ (kəʊˈhɪərənt) /
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 differencecoherent 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
Derived forms of coherentcoherently, adverb
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