coherent

Definitions

  • Coherer
    Coherer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj coherent sticking together "two coherent sheets","tenacious burrs"
    • adj coherent (physics) of waves having a constant phase relation
    • adj coherent marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts "a coherent argument"
    • adj coherent 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coherent Composed of mutually dependent parts; making a logical whole; consistent; as, a coherent plan, argument, or discourse.
    • Coherent Logically consistent; -- applied to persons; as, a coherent thinker.
    • Coherent (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.
    • Coherent Sticking together; cleaving; as the parts of bodies; solid or fluid.
    • Coherent Suitable or suited; adapted; accordant. "Instruct my daughter how she shall persever,
      That time and place, with this deceit so lawful,
      May prove coherent ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • coherent Sticking, or sticking together; cleaving, as the parts of a body, solid or fluid, or as one body or substance to another; adhesive.
    • coherent Connected; consistent; having a natural or due agreement of parts; consecutive; logical: said of things: as, a coherent discourse.
    • coherent Observing due order, connection, or arrangement, as in thinking or speaking; consistent; consecutive: said of persons.
    • coherent Suited; fitted; adapted; agreeing.
    • coherent In botany, sometimes used for connate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Coherent sticking together: connected: consistent in thought or speech
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cohaerens, p. pr. See Cohere
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cohærēre, cohæsum, co-, together, and hærēre, to stick.

Usage

In literature:

The shock was so sudden that the steward could not even think coherently.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
Then he caught the maid sharply by the arm and shook some coherence into her disordered brain.
"Elusive Isabel" by Jacques Futrelle
They must be made to cohere, and the way to do this he had found.
"Pragmatism" by D.L. Murray
Because there is a certain sincerity in it, which breeds coherence and melody, which, in short, makes it poetry.
"Literary and General Lectures and Essays" by Charles Kingsley
What then must be a design so extensive, so coherent, so excellent, so beneficial?
"The Existence of God" by Francois de Salignac de La Mothe- Fenelon
I'm not going to let you do it blindly, all wrought up to a pitch where you can scarcely think coherently.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The One from whom all things have life, and from whom form coheres, is the Lord.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
I wrote, finally, in a half-desperate mood, without regard to coherency or logic.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 1" by Various
It has little coherence or stability, less than masonry and very considerably less than timber.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 601, July 9, 1887" by Various
And this time the lines were coherent.
"The Lions of the Lord" by Harry Leon Wilson
This organic coherency, what does it come to?
"On Compromise" by John Morley
He took a long breath before he answered me, and then it was not very coherently.
"J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 1" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
These slips were rare, and do not detract from the massive coherence of his doctrine.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
By system the Encyclopaedists meant more or less coherent bodies of frivolous conjecture.
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
This memory stands at the end of a diminishing vista; the extreme point of coherent recollection.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
For the first time man's wide and varied history has become a coherent whole to him.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
Hesitant expressions are made coherent.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
What we ask from the philosophy of science is some account of the coherence of things perceptively known.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
It does offer, to begin with, a coherent explanation of the problem of pain and sorrow.
"Modern Religious Cults and Movements" by Gaius Glenn Atkins
Answers questions coherently and readily.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
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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:

Coherent Inc agreed yesterday to buy Palomar Medical Technologies Inc.'s Star Medical Technologies unit for $65 million in cash.
Casasent, " Coherent Optical Computing," Computer, vol 12, no.
Coherent Optical Computing IS - 1 SN - 0018-9162 SP27 EP40 EPD - 27-40 A1.
Coherent Reports Record Backlog and Revenue for Third Fiscal Quarter.
US Can Grow 3% In 2012 If Issues Addressed Coherently Dec 29, 2011 Printable format Email this Article Search.
The Olympics are great, but they are not coherent.
Coherent Expands Its Fiber Coupled Diode Laser Product Line.
No, not if Republicans articulate a coherent case for their principles.
Magic Trip manages the neat trick of offering a scrupulously coherent narrative of an unhinged time, while also visually exemplifying that deranged quality.
Mark D Hill, PY - 2007 KW - multicore KW - multithreading KW - determinism KW - shared-memory race recording KW - cache coherence VL - 27 JA.
How can Europe cohere as a community.
Because she was shaking and crying so hard, she was barely coherent enough to answer questions about the events of the last hour.
Third Transformers surprisingly coherent, entertaining.
Chuck Koplinski / Third Transformers surprisingly coherent, entertaining.
Child abductions plague a rural Washington State town in The Tall Man, but the more pressing affliction in Pascal Laugier's film is the absence of chills, logic and coherence.
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In science:

Our results emphasize on the fact that the stability of the synchronized phase is dependent on the noise strength, such that at low noise intensities the random networks are more stable against loosing the coherency, while at intermediate noise intensities, the coherency falls abruptly in such networks.
Phase synchronization on scale-free and random networks in the presence of noise
Compared with the standard procedure, the new biphoton source has such properties as long coherence time, long coherence length, high spectral brightness, and high conversion efficiency.
Narrow-Band Biphoton Generation near Atomic Resonance
In a nutshell, the argument goes as follows: even if the system is in an entangled state at the beginning, e.g., in a coherent superposition of two macroscopic states, time evolution will in general transform this coherent superposition into an incoherent (i.e., classical) mixture.
Initial-state randomness as a universal source of decoherence
Let H ⊂ ˜G be any coherent subsheaf not contained in im ∂ n−1 . (Since ˜G is the union of all its coherent subsheaves, such a sheaf H exists.) The map H → G is surjective, because it is nonzero and G is simple.
Purity and decomposition theorems for staggered sheaves
Note that π∗O(D¯b ) is a coherent sheaf because O(D¯b ) is coherent and π : X → C is a pro jective morphism, see corollary 5.20 of [Ha, III].
Counting Multisections in Conic Bundles over a Curve defined over F_q
Nagya A, Prokhorenkoa V, Dwayne Millera RJ (2006) Do we live in a quantum world ? Advances in multidimensional coherent spectroscopies refine our understanding of quantum coherences and structural dynamics of biological systems.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
The Coherent One-Way QKD Protocol In the COW QKD protocol, logical bits are encoded in time7. A sequence of weak coherent pulses is tailored from a CW-laser with an external intensity modulator (see Figure 1).
High speed coherent one-way quantum key distribution prototype
The notion of coherent state extends much beyond the simple Heisenberg algebra, but retains most of the properties of the canonical coherent states discussed hereafter.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
In fact, coherent states play a central rˆole in quantum optics, for instance, or any other field where coherence effects are at play, as is the case for laser physics and the optical coherence properties of laser beams.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
Yet another property characteristic of coherent states in general is that the above canonical coherent states are stable under time evolution.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
The canonical coherent states discussed here are the coherent states associated to the Weyl–Heisenberg group and to the harmonic oscillator.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
The result of our analysis is that the expectation value of the volume operator with respect to coherent states depending on a graph with only n−valent verticies reproduces its classical value at the phase space point at which the coherent state is peaked only if n = 6.
Semiclassical analysis of the Loop Quantum Gravity volume operator: I. Flux Coherent States
The coherent states developed for LQG so far all have been constructed using the complexifier method reviewed in which generalizes the coherent state construction for phase spaces that are cotangent bundles over compact groups developed in 4 .
Semiclassical analysis of the Loop Quantum Gravity volume operator: I. Flux Coherent States
One may wonder why the complexifier has to be chosen and is not dictated by the dynamics of the theory, that is, that the coherent states remain coherent under quantum time evolution (e.g. for the harmonic oscillator, the complexifier is strictly the Laplacian on the real line).
Semiclassical analysis of the Loop Quantum Gravity volume operator: I. Flux Coherent States
SU (2) coherent states (2.74) by the related U (1)3 coherent states in (2.75), then the remarkable fact is that the expectation values of polynomials of right invariant vector fields actual ly coincide to zeroth order in .
Semiclassical analysis of the Loop Quantum Gravity volume operator: I. Flux Coherent States
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