When something has coherence, all of its parts fit together well. An argument with coherence is logical and complete — with plenty of supporting facts.

Coherence comes from a Latin word meaning “to stick together." When you say policies, arguments and strategies are coherent, you’re praising them for making sense. Scientists are always looking for coherence in data to support their hypotheses. And coaches are always looking for coherence in their teams, so they don't fall apart.

Definitions of coherence
  1. noun
    the state of cohering or sticking together
    synonyms: coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness
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    incoherence, incoherency
    lack of cohesion or clarity or organization
    logical coherence and accordance with the facts
    uninterrupted connection or union
    type of:
    connectedness, connection, link
    the state of being connected
  2. noun
    logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts
    synonyms: coherency
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    type of:
    comprehensibility, understandability
    the quality of comprehensible language or thought
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