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 for coherent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coherent \Co*her"ent\, a. [L. cohaerens, p. pr. See Cohere.]
     1. Sticking together; cleaving; as the parts of bodies; solid
        or fluid. --Arbuthnot.
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     2. Composed of mutually dependent parts; making a logical
        whole; consistent; as, a coherent plan, argument, or
        discourse.
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     3. Logically consistent; -- applied to persons; as, a
        coherent thinker. --Watts.
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     4. Suitable or suited; adapted; accordant. [Obs.]
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              Instruct my daughter how she shall persever,
              That time and place, with this deceit so lawful,
              May prove coherent.                   --Shak.
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     5. (Physics, Optics) Of or pertaining to electromagnetic
        waves that have a constant phase relationship with each
        other; having identical phase at all points; as, the
        coherent light produced by a laser.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  coherent
      adj 1: marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically
             consistent relation of parts; "a coherent argument" [syn:
             coherent, consistent, logical, ordered] [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: coherent,
         logical, lucid]
      3: (physics) of waves having a constant phase relation [ant:
         incoherent]
      4: sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"
         [syn: coherent, tenacious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  116 Moby Thesaurus words for "coherent":
     accordant, adhering, affirmative, agglutinate, agreeable, agreeing,
     answerable, articulate, at one, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal,
     clear as day, clear-cut, cleaving, clinging, coexistent,
     coexisting, cohering, cohesive, coincident, coinciding,
     commensurate, compatible, comprehensible, concordant, concurring,
     conformable, congenial, congruent, congruous, connected,
     consentaneous, consentient, consistent, consonant, cooperating,
     cooperative, correspondent, corresponding, crisp, crystal-clear,
     crystalline, defined, definite, direct, distinct, en rapport,
     equivalent, explicit, express, harmonious, holding together,
     impartible, in accord, in agreement, in rapport, in sync,
     in synchronization, inaccordance, indiscerptible, indissoluble,
     indissolvable, indivisible, infrangible, infusible, inharmony,
     inseparable, insoluble, intelligible, like-minded, limpid, logical,
     loud and clear, lucid, luminous, of a piece, of like mind,
     of one mind, on all fours, orderly, organized, pellucid,
     perspicuous, plain, positive, proportionate, rational, reasonable,
     reconcilable, self-consistent, sensible, simple, sticking,
     straightforward, stuck, symbiotic, synchronized, synchronous,
     translucent, transparent, transpicuous, unambiguous, unanimous,
     unconfused, understandable, undividable, unequivocal, unified,
     uniform, unisonant, unisonous, univocal, unmistakable,
     well-defined, well-ordered
  
  

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