AskDefine | Define coherence

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1 the state of cohering or sticking together [syn: coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness] [ant: incoherence]
2 logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts [syn: coherency]

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  1. the quality of cohering; of being coherent
  2. a logical arrangements of parts
  3. (of waves) having the same wavelength and phase



quality of cohering; of being coherent
logical arrangements of parts
having the same wavelength and phase

Extensive Definition

Coherence or coherent can refer to:
In philosophy

See also

coherence in Czech: Koherence
coherence in German: Kohärenz
coherence in Italian: Coerenza
coherence in Norwegian: Koherens (andre betydninger)
coherence in Polish: Koherencja
coherence in Finnish: Koherenssi

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