• Coherer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coherence logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts
    • n coherence the state of cohering or sticking together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coherence A sticking or cleaving together; union of parts of the same body; cohesion.
    • Coherence 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."
    • Coherence the state of cohering.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coherence The act or state of cohering; a sticking or cleaving of one thing to another, or of parts of the same body to each other, or a cleaving together of two bodies, as by the force of attraction.
    • n coherence Suitable connection or dependence, proceeding from the natural relation of parts or things to each other, as in the parts of a discourse or of any system; consistency.
    • n coherence In mathematics See adherence, 6.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Coherence a sticking together: a consistent connection between several parts: congruity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cohaerentia,: cf. F. cohérence,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cohærēre, cohæsum, co-, together, and hærēre, to stick.


In literature:

My Mr. Morshed cohered on the instant.
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
There is no intellectual coherence in his talk, but merely pathological coherence.
"Emerson and Other Essays" by John Jay Chapman
There seems to be something in lively and coherent sounds to evoke the movement of hand and foot, whether cultured or uncultured.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
This remark seems non-coherent and requires, I am afraid, some explanation.
"Corea or Cho-sen" by A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
It is clear that so large a body cannot cohere very firmly.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, April, 1876." by Various
He was to hear her voice in coherent tones once more!
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
His few muttered words at first were scarcely coherent.
"The Lost Ambassador" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
You are as full of information as an oracle, but you are not coherent.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Vol. XV., No. 85. January, 1875." by Various
Dramatic art nowadays is more coherent, systematic, and comprehensive than it has sometimes been.
"The Drama" by Henry Irving
The lieutenants prepared these women, and Gisela inspired, crystallized, cohered.
"The White Morning" by Gertrude Atherton

In poetry:

For borne away in deadened air
May go the sudden shut of loss
Round something nearly at an end,
And what cohered in it across
The years, the unique random blend
Of families and fashions, there
"Ambulances" by Philip Larkin
I swear I think there is nothing but immortality!
That the exquisite scheme is for it, and the nebulous float is for
it, and the cohering is for it;
And all preparation is for it! and identity is for it! and life and
materials are altogether for it!
"To Think Of Time" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Coherence-based approaches are quite popular to reason under inconsistency.
Biologists have long recognized that groups of microbes can assume a coherent form.
In this one-day lecture Dr Mehmet Gurses provides a coherent understanding of the challenges and opportunities that the rise of the new Turkey presents for the rapidly changing Middle East, as well as the United States and Israel.
UW Prez Mike Young on Mitt Romney: "I'm Sure His Educational Philosophies Are More Coherent Than His Musical Tastes".
According to a recent report, a whopping 24 percent of students in eighth and 12th grade in 2011 could write coherent essays with proper grammar and usage.
The poems in his new book are seldom coherent, shapely, or intelligible.
Optometrist Dr Ken Dodge, left, and his wife Heike check the thickness of the layers of her retina and optic nerve on the ocular coherence tomographer.
Constant disruptions make it difficult for much-needed coherent unit to come together.
Capabilities have greatly advanced for vacuum-electronic-device (VED) sources of terahertz and near- terahertz coherent radiationboth continuous wave (CW) and pulsed sources.
Alas, I am too lazy to write about anything resembling coherency.
Understanding the factors that control this coherence could, in turn, lead to better ways of breaking that coherence and reducing the conduction of heat, Chen says.
Cool grind coherent jet nozzle.
Perhaps the most significant impact of the cocktail renaissance can be seen outside the hardcore of drink geekery, as restaurants strive to make coherent their beverage and food program.
The underground director felt Hollywood sacrificed the essential visual experience of film for explanatory dialogue and coherent plots.
The song coheres " …go Greased Lightning, go Greased Lightning…" as raw magic electrifies the air, offering a glimmer of what is to come.

In science:

In this section we define a (g, a)-coherent family and show that every simple g-module M is a submodule of a unique semisimple coherent family Ea(M ).
On the structure and characters of weight modules
For an a-bounded g-module M , a (g, a)-coherent extension E of M is a (g, a)coherent family which contains M as a subquotient and dega M = dega E .
On the structure and characters of weight modules
The coherent tunneling of electrons entails coherence between the wells, as will be discussed in Sec. 9.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
This may seem rather restrictive, but since the homogeneous condensate oscillates coherently with a frequency larger than the Hubble expansion rate during the initial stages of preheating, the only relevant time scale is the mass of the coherently oscillating field.
Non-Gaussianity from Preheating
Wise, Coherence of coherent-by-cyclic groups, preprint. F.
Isomorphism problem for finitely generated fully residually free groups