Definition of 'coherence'
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The report claimed the existing system lacked coherence and has failed to embrace changes in technology. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Its approach is reactive and lacks coherence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It may well be successful but it has contributed to a party that lacks coherence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Fans have talked of a team that is rudderless and lacking coherence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It aimed to bring national coherence to the governing bodies. Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006)Media studies is a subject with little intellectual coherence and meagre relevance to the world of work. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Little thought was given to visual coherence. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)They have a sense of coherence and an ability to manage their own and others' emotions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It has no coherence, no sense of itself. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We didn't care about narrative coherence. ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?: A Life Through the Movies (2004)I think our challenge for the year ahead will be to bring some coherence to this. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Sometimes they talk about themselves the way she thinks about them - you feel that these people lack coherence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Trading lacked coherence and conviction. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Then the universe is seen as infinite in all directions, but without any backbone of mathematical structure to give it coherence. Infinite in All Directions (1989)What the understandable'something must be done' angst of recent days lacks is coherence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And how can anyone be sure, when the Tory programme lacks all coherence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The obvious bias in this particular outline is it lifts up and encourages creativity and innovation, and it also encourages a sense of internal coherence. Christianity Today (2000)Such a text, though external to the picture, provided it with narrative coherence and aesthetic unity. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)And try as they might, the charm of the leads can't hide the lack of coherence or overbearing sentimentality. The Sun (2014)And what if the highest goal achievable, as a result, is simply the internal coherence of a speculative argument? The Times Literary Supplement (2010)British policing lacks consistency and coherence, with different forces buying different equipment, failing to share information and engaging in petty geographical rivalries. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And the film, while it suffers from a lack of coherence and focus, has enough brutally perceptive and hilarious moments to gloss over the rough edges. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'coherence'
British English: coherence NOUN
Coherence is a state or situation in which all the parts or ideas fit together well so that they form a united whole.
The anthology has a surprising sense of coherence.
Definition of coherence from the Collins English Dictionary
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