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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcoherentco‧her‧ent /kəʊˈhɪərənt $ koʊˈhɪr-/ ●○○ AWL adjective  1 UNDERSTANDif a piece of writing, set of ideas etc is coherent, it is easy to understand because it is clear and reasonable The three years of the course are planned as a coherent whole. a coherent account of the incident2 UNDERSTANDif someone is coherent, they are talking in a way that is clear and easy to understand He sounded coherent, but he was too ill to have any idea what he was saying.3 if a group is coherent, its members are connected or united because they share common aims, qualities, or beliefs They were never a coherent group.coherently adverb She could not think coherently.
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coherentRescuers found Campbell, who was conscious and coherent.History could be defined as a coherent account of an event.He couldn't give a coherent account of what he'd been doing that night.Interest aggregation is the transformation of all these political needs and wants into a smaller number of coherent alternatives. 6.I was so confused that I could not make a coherent answer.His book contains a coherent argument in favour of economic change.She was hysterical and screaming - not coherent at all.But it is in developing a coherent conceptual framework for such discussion that the book is least successful.The problem of establishing coherent, explicit and stable objectives for state enterprises applies with particular force to the railways.We would like to see a coherent federal housing program.It can not be recalled in any coherent form.And how did they come to interrelate with one another so as to make possible a coherent, intelligible universe?However, the actual policy process in a cabinet system depends on whether there is a coherent majority group in the legislature.A lot of albums play at telling a story, but few actually deliver a coherent sense of narrative.Sordid and diseased, perhaps, but there's already a compelling and coherent vision at work.
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