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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coherence mean? 

  The noun COHERENCE has 2 senses:

1. the state of cohering or sticking together
2. logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts

  Familiarity information: COHERENCE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1coherence [BACK TO TOP]


The state of cohering or sticking together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


coherence; coherency; cohesion; cohesiveness

Hypernyms ("coherence" is a kind of...):

connectedness; connection; link (the state of being connected)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coherence"):

consistency (logical coherence and accordance with the facts)

continuity (uninterrupted connection or union)


incoherence (lack of cohesion or clarity or organization)

Sense 2coherence [BACK TO TOP]


Logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


coherence; coherency

Hypernyms ("coherence" is a kind of...):

comprehensibility; understandability (the quality of comprehensible language or thought)

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