- Coherence Co*her"ence, Coherency Co*her"en*cy, n. [L.
cohaerentia: cf. F. coh['e]rence.]
1. A sticking or cleaving together; union of parts of the
same body; cohesion.
2. Connection or dependence, proceeding from the subordination of the parts of a thing to one principle or purpose, as in the parts of a discourse, or of a system of philosophy; a logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts; consecutiveness. [1913 Webster]
3. the state of cohering.
Syn: cohesion, cohesiveness. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.