Coherence


Coherence

Coherence, coherency, or coherent can refer to:

Contents

In physics

In mathematics

In financial economics

In philosophy

In computational science

  • Cache coherence, a special case of memory coherence
  • Coherence (programming language), an experimental programming language based upon Subtext
  • Memory coherence, a concept in computer architecture

As name of IT products

  • Coherence (software), a component of Parallels Desktop for Mac, the Windows virtualization software
  • Coherence (UPNP), some free DLNA/UPnP tools (MediaServer/MediaRender) with a Python framework
  • Coherent (operating system), a UNIX-clone operating system
  • Oracle Coherence, an in-memory data grid product from Oracle

Other uses

  • Coherence (cognitive science), a property of mental/cognitive states
  • Coherence (linguistics), what makes a text semantically meaningful
  • Coherence (music theory), a synonym for strict Rothenberg propriety in diatonic set theory
  • Coherence time (communications systems), duration when a communication channel can be assumed to be constant
  • Coherent (company), a company specializing in equipment to make and measure coherent light

See also

  • Cohesion (disambiguation)
  • Mutual coherence (disambiguation)

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  • cohérence — [ kɔerɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1524; lat. cohærentia→ cohérent 1 ♦ Union étroite des divers éléments d un corps. ⇒ adhérence, cohésion, connexion. 2 ♦ Liaison, rapport étroit d idées qui s accordent entre elles; absence de contradiction. Personne, discours… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Coherence — Cohérence Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • coherence — coherence, cohesion mean the quality or character of a whole all of whose parts cohere or stick together. Coherence usually implies a unity of such immaterial or intangible things as the points of an argument, the details of a picture, or the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • COHÉRENCE — COHÉRENCE, COHÉSION, ADHÉSION.     Force par laquelle les parties des corps tiennent ensemble. C est le phénomène le plus commun et le plus inconnu. Newton se moque des atomes crochus par lesquels on a voulu expliquer la cohérence; car il… …   Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • Coherence — Co*her ence, Coherency Co*her en*cy, n. [L. cohaerentia: cf. F. coh[ e]rence.] 1. A sticking or cleaving together; union of parts of the same body; cohesion. [1913 Webster] 2. Connection or dependence, proceeding from the subordination of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coherence — late 16c., from M.Fr. cohérence (16c.), from L. cohaerentia, noun of state from cohaerentem (see COHERENT (Cf. coherent)). Related: Coherency …   Etymology dictionary

  • coherence — [kō hir′əns, kōher′əns] n. [Fr < L cohaerentia < cohaerens, prp. of COHERE] 1. the act or condition of cohering; cohesion 2. the quality of being logically integrated, consistent, and intelligible; congruity [his story lacked coherence] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • coherence — theory of truth …   Philosophy dictionary

  • coherence — I noun adherence, adhesion, adhesiveness, agreement, apprehensibility, attachment, blending, cleavage, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness, comprehensibility, concert, congruence, congruity, conjunction, connectedness, connection, consistency,… …   Law dictionary

  • Coherence —   [dt. Kohärenz], Laser …   Universal-Lexikon


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