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English definition of “coherent”

coherent

adjective
 
 
/kəʊˈhɪərənt/
CAREFUL THOUGHT A coherent argument, plan, etc is clear, and each part of it has been carefully considered.Logic and reasonEasy to understand
UNDERSTAND If someone is coherent, you can understand what they say. → Opposite incoherentEasy to understand
coherence
 
 
/kəʊˈhɪərəns/ noun [U]
coherently adverb
(Definition of coherent from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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