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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcoherenceco‧her‧ence /kəʊˈhɪərəns $ koʊˈhɪr-/ AWL (also coherency /-rənsi/) noun [uncountable]  1 LOGICALwhen something such as a piece of writing is easy to understand because its parts are connected in a clear and reasonable way An overall theme will help to give your essay coherence. He had a coherence of outlook and thought.2 UNITEif a group has coherence, its members are connected or united because they share common aims, qualities, or beliefs A common religion ensures the coherence of the tribe.
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coherenceBy 1924, the party had lost all discipline and coherence.What kind of stability and coherence do we have?All magazines and newspapers are a kind of conjuring trick - they put a gloss of coherence upon chaos.Furthermore, Oakeshott's notion of tradition does contain within it - in the idea of coherence - criteria of self-reflection.It is a challenge to tell these separate stories without losing overall coherence.I suggest, following Lakatos, that the crucial difference lies in the relative coherence of the two theories.To what extent, therefore, should be continue to seek coherence of theme or form within the exhibition mode of exposition?This book presents a lens through which to view the emergent corrective efforts so that their coherence might become more clear.
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