Definitions for coherent
koʊˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-co·her·ent
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coherent, consistent, logical, orderedadjective
marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
"a coherent argument"
coherent, logical, lucidadjective
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"
(Physics, Optics) Of or pertaining to electromagnetic waves that have a constant phase relationship with each other; having identical phase at all points; as, the coherent light produced by a laser.
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.
Etymology: From cohaerens, from co- + haereo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: cohærens, Latin.
By coagulating and diluting, that is, making their parts more or less coherent. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
Where all must full, or not coherent be;
And all that rises, rise in due degree. Alexander Pope, Essay on Man.
Instruct my daughter,
That time and place, with this deceit so lawful,
May prove coherent. William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well.
A coherent thinker, and a strict reasoner, is not to be made at once by a set of rules. Isaac Watts, Logick.
Coherent generally means logically connected, consistent, or having a natural agreement of the parts. It can refer to an argument, statement, or theory that is systematic and logically integrated. In physics, it can also refer to waves that have the same frequency, wavelength, and phase difference.
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
Etymology: [L. cohaerens, p. pr. See Cohere.]
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
Rank popularity for the word 'coherent' in Adjectives Frequency: #974
The numerical value of coherent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of coherent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
We have a lot of challenges but also opportunities, there is a great deal of policy initiative but it is not always coherent and in many cases, it is incomplete. If green growth is to have a chance, we must work to address that.
IS is now beginning to struggle to keep its own forces coherent and this is separate from all the external factors that are impacting it negatively.
The word change, so dear to our Europe, has been given a new meaning: it no longer means a new stage of coherent development (as it was understood by Vico, Hegel or Marx), but a shift from one side to another, from front to back, from the back to the left, from the left to the front (as understood by designers dreaming up the fashion for the next season).
I was surprised with all their answers because they were very coherent -- they explained everything and they were very good talkers and I was really amazed, what amazed me more was this lady of 108 years who asked me for dance.
There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for.
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Translations for coherent
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- съгласуван, кохерентен, последователен, ясен, свързанBulgarian
- coherentCatalan, Valencian
- ucelený, souvislý, koherentní, soudržnýCzech
- kohärent, zusammenhängendGerman
- σύμφωνος, συναφής, συνδεδεμένος, συνεκτικόςGreek
- sopusointuinen, koherentti, samanvaiheinen, johdonmukainen, yhtenäinenFinnish
- pongailScottish Gaelic
- egységes, koherensHungarian
- samenhangend, coherentDutch
- koherentNorwegian Nynorsk
- связный, последовательный, когерентныйRussian
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