**Co*her"ent** (?), a. [L. *cohaerens*, p. pr. See Cohere.]

**1.**

Sticking together; cleaving; as the parts of bodies; solid or fluid.

*Arbuthnot.*

**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.

*Watts.*

**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.*

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