Definitions for coherentkoʊˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
co•her•entkoʊˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-(adj.)
logically connected; consistent.
cohering; sticking together.
having a natural agreement of parts; harmonious.
Physics. of or pertaining to waves that maintain a fixed phase relationship.
Category: Physics, Optics
Origin of coherent:
1570–80; < L
coherent, consistent, logical, ordered(adj)
marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
"a coherent argument"
coherent, logical, lucid(adj)
capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
"a lucid thinker"; "she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident"
(physics) of waves having a constant phase relation
"two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"
Orderly, logical and consistent.
Of waves having the same direction, wavelength and phase, as light in a laser.
Attaching or pressing against an organ of the same nature.
Origin: From cohaerens, from co- + haereo.
sticking together; cleaving; as the parts of bodies; solid or fluid
composed of mutually dependent parts; making a logical whole; consistent; as, a coherent plan, argument, or discourse
logically consistent; -- applied to persons; as, a coherent thinker
suitable or suited; adapted; accordant
The Coherent operating system was a Version 7 Unix clone by the now-defunct Mark Williams Company, originally produced for the PDP-11 in 1980. A port was introduced in 1983 as the first Unix-like system for IBM PC compatible computers. Coherent was able to run on most Intel-based PCs with Intel 8088, 286, 386, and 486 processors. Coherent version 3 for Intel-based PCs required at least a 286, Coherent version 4 for Intel-based PCs required at least a 386. Like a true Unix, Coherent was able to multitask and support multiple users. From version 4 on Coherent also had support for X11 and MGR windowing systems. Later versions of Coherent supported features common in modern Unix-like systems, including a version of MicroEMACS, access to DOS FAT16 File systems, an optimizing C compiler with linker, and a modified version of Taylor UUCP. The final releases of Coherent also fully supported the iBCS COFF binary standard, which allowed binary compatibily with SCO Unix applications, including WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, and several Microsoft applications including QuickBASIC, Microsoft Word, and MultiPlan. There was no support for virtual memory or demand paging. Coherent predates both MINIX and Linux by many years.
British National Corpus
Word rank popularity for 'coherent' among Adjectives Frequency: #974
Translations for coherent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
clear and logical
He was able to give a coherent account of what had happened.
- مُتَماسِك، مُتَرابِطArabic
- coerentePortuguese (BR)
- souvislý, logickýCzech
- sammenhængende; logiskDanish
- λογικός, συνεκτικόςGreek
- selge, sidusEstonian
- منطقی؛ منسجمFarsi
- הֶגיוֹנִי, בָּרוּרHebrew
- jelas dan masuk akalIndonesian
- samhangandi (og skÿr)Icelandic
- aiškus, nuoseklusLithuanian
- loģisks; sakarīgsLatvian
- sammenhengende og logisk, konsekventNorwegian
- منطقی؛ منسجمPersian
- نښتونكى، نښتى، تړلى مربوطPashto
- skladen, jasenSlovenian
- sammanhängande, klarSwedish
- 清晰有條理的Chinese (Trad.)
- зв'язний, послідовнийUkrainian
- مدلل ، سہل ، آسانUrdu
- mạch lạcVietnamese
- 清晰有条理的Chinese (Simp.)
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