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COHERENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coherent mean? 

COHERENT (adjective)
  The adjective COHERENT has 3 senses:

1. marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
2. capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
3. sticking together

  Familiarity information: COHERENT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COHERENT (adjective)


Sense 1coherent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts

Synonyms:

coherent; consistent; logical; orderly; ordered

Context example:

a coherent argument

Similar:

seamless (perfectly consistent and coherent)

Also:

logical (capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning)

rational (consistent with or based on or using reason)

Antonym:

incoherent (without logical or meaningful connection)


Sense 2coherent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner

Synonyms:

coherent; lucid; logical

Context examples:

a lucid thinker / she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident

Similar:

rational (consistent with or based on or using reason)


Sense 3coherent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sticking together

Synonyms:

coherent; tenacious

Context examples:

two coherent sheets / tenacious burrs

Similar:

adhesive (tending to adhere)


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