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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 co·her·ence /koˈhɪrən(t)s, ˈhɛr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Co·her·ence Co·her·en·cy, n.
 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.
    Coherence of discourse, and a direct tendency of all the parts of it to the argument in hand, are most eminently to be found in him.   --Locke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of cohering or sticking together [syn: coherency,
            cohesion, cohesiveness] [ant: incoherence]
      2: logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts [syn: coherency]