Definition of “coherent” - English Dictionary

“coherent” in English

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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 carefully considered, 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 speak clearly and be understood).
coherently
adverb uk /kəʊˈhɪə.rənt.li/ us /koʊˈhɪr.ənt.li/

(Definition of “coherent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“coherent” in American English

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coherentadjective

us /koʊˈhɪər·ənt/

writing having its parts related in an organized and reasonable way:

The president has not presented a coherent plan for dealing with it.

Coherent also means expressing 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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coherent

We must be coherent.
The reform of these social and fiscal policies must be approached in a coherent way, as prerequisites for sustainable development and growth.
I believe that you have chosen an appropriate moment, that you have spelled out a coherent and significant vision and that you have formulated a challenge with great personal conviction.
To this end, firstly, the cancellation of debt must not involve the removal of other sources of finance, but cancellation must be one more measure in a coherent development policy.
We hope that all of this will be introduced with the reform and that we will have coherent, complementary and coordinated policies in order to achieve greater efficiency.
I have been coherent and firm in my intentions but also realistic, outlining the stages of what can be achieved today and what must wait until tomorrow.
Fishing of these species has certain characteristics in common, irrespective of where it takes place, which is why we have proposed a coherent package of measures.
I nevertheless wish to emphasise that barely two years ago many of these proposals still appeared to be inaccessible and beyond reach but today form a solid and coherent whole.
After all, by establishing the principles and objectives of the policy, it becomes more coherent and provides a framework for what has been achieved over the past few years.
Our intention, therefore, is to create a transparent, coherent and clear framework so that there will not be distortions in the market.