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coherentadjective

uk   /kəʊˈhɪə.rənt/  us   /koʊˈhɪr.ənt/
C2 If an ​argument, set of ​ideas, or a ​plan is coherent, it is ​clear and ​carefullyconsidered, and each ​part of it ​connects or ​follows in a ​natural or ​reasonable way.C2 If someone is coherent, you can ​understand what that ​person says: When she ​calmed down, she was more coherent (= ​able to ​speakclearly and be ​understood).
coherently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of coherent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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coherentadjective

 us   /koʊˈhɪər·ənt/
writing having ​itspartsrelated in an ​organized and ​reasonable way: The ​president has not ​presented a coherent ​plan for ​dealing with it. Coherent also ​meansexpressing yourself ​clearly: I should ​warn you, she’s not always coherent.
coherently
adverb  /koʊˈhɪər·ənt·li/
He is ​able to ​speak coherently about ​politics.
(Definition of coherent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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