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co·her·ent  (k-h?rnt, -hr-)
1. Sticking together; cohering.
2. Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts: a coherent essay.
3. Physics Of, relating to, or having waves with similar direction, amplitude, and phase that are capable of exhibiting interference.
4. Of or relating to a system of units of measurement in which a small number of basic units are defined from which all others in the system are derived by multiplication or division only.
5. Botany Sticking to but not fused with a part or an organ of the same kind.

co·herent·ly adv.

coherent  /kohrnt, hr/  adj. 1 clear, logical: His plan is a coherent presentation of each step that we need to take. 2 awake and clear-headed: After the accident, the driver was hurt but coherent. -v. [I;T] cohere; -n. [U] coherence. coherent

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