Coherence

Definition of Coherence

Co`her´ence
n.1.A sticking or cleaving together; union of parts of the same body; cohesion.
2.Connection or dependence, proceeding from the subordination of the parts of a thing to one principle or purpose, as in the parts of a discourse, or of a system of philosophy; a logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts; consecutiveness.
Coherence of discourse, and a direct tendency of all the parts of it to the argument in hand, are most eminently to be found in him.
- Locke.
3.the state of cohering.

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adhere, cleave, cling, cohere, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness, connectedness, connection, consistency, continuity, incoherence, incoherency, link, stick
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