1. Sticking together; cleaving; as the parts of bodies; solid or fluid.
2. Composed of mutually dependent parts; making a logical whole; consistent; as, a coherent plan, argument, or discourse.
3. Logically consistent; -- applied to persons; as, a coherent thinker.
4. Suitable or suited; adapted; accordant. [Obs.]
Instruct my daughter how she shall persever,
That time and place, with this deceit so lawful,
May prove coherent. --Shak.
adj 1: marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent
relation of parts; "a coherent argument" [ant: incoherent]
2: capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and
consistent manner; "a lucid thinker"; "she was more
coherent than she had been just after the accident" [syn:
3: sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"