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coherent

co·her·ent

coherent

 
pronunciation:
ko hi rnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lumping, holding, or sticking together.
She molded the clay into a coherent lump.
synonyms:
agglutinative, cohesive
similar words:
sticky, viscous
definition 2: logically ordered or connected; consistent.
The candidate's positions on the various issues are coherent.This paragraph is not coherent, so it's difficult to follow your argument.
synonyms:
consistent, logical, rational
antonyms:
desultory, incoherent, muddled, unconnected
similar words:
articulate, clear, cogent, cohesive, comprehensible, intelligible, lucid, meaningful, orderly, organized, systematic, understandable
derivation: coherently (adv.)
Word Parts
The word coherent contains the following parts:
co- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix co- is a reduced form of com- often used before roots beginning with vowels, such as "ax" and "ev." It is also used with existing English words to indicate a role of fellowship (coworker) or that something is done together (cowrite) See com-.
her, hes Latin root that means stick
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.