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Meaning of coherent

co•her•ent

Pronunciation: (kō-hēr'unt, -her'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. logically connected; consistent: a coherent argument.
  2. cohering; sticking together: a coherent mass of sticky candies.
  3. having a natural or due agreement of parts; harmonious: a coherent design.
  4. of or pertaining to waves that maintain a fixed phase relationship, as in coherent light. Cf. laser.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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