Definition of coherently in US English:

coherently

adverb

  • 1(with reference to an argument, theory, or policy) in a logical and consistent way.

    ‘you argue your point coherently’
    • ‘People in the red states who can think coherently are going to migrate to the blue states.’
    • ‘Sources in the department admitted they had not reacted coherently to the clamor for action.’
    • ‘The situation cannot be brought coherently to conclusion.’
    • ‘It's the job of the development czar to see that all this can be explained coherently.’
    • ‘The interviews are coherently introduced in the fabric of the book.’
    • ‘Her life was a blind spot, in that she was unable to see things coherently.’
    • ‘I was at my wit's end and could not think coherently.’
    • ‘In 1435, he codified the depiction of the ideal human form in narrative representations, coherently presented, and designed to encourage high standards of behavior.’
    • ‘He demonstrates quite coherently and cogently that genuine lyric poetry is as inventive and individual as it ever was.’
    • ‘The plot seems more of an excuse for actors to chew on their roles than for a coherently presented story.’
    1. 1.1 (with reference to speech) in a clear and understandable way.
      ‘he suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk or talk coherently’
      • ‘He collapsed in an armchair, unable to move or talk coherently for several hours.’
      • ‘Will you start speaking coherently and tell me what happened?’
      • ‘She is a small ball of badly coordinated energy that has trouble answering phone calls coherently.’
      • ‘My mother has Alzheimer's disease and hasn't spoken coherently for more than two years.’
      • ‘He had to be carried to the van and was not talking coherently.’
      • ‘Through intense therapy, I relearned to walk, use my left arm, and speak coherently.’
      • ‘He speaks coherently, even though he seems ill at ease.’
      • ‘During those hours, he spoke coherently and could understand what was said.’
      • ‘He was conscious when tested and was even able to coherently speak to the doctors despite having a high blood-alcohol level.’
      • ‘He hoped he would be able to coherently say what he was feeling, despite his stutter.’
  • 2In a way that forms a unified whole.

    ‘communities preferred coherently organized or curated online collections’
    • ‘It's a dizzying kaleidoscope of scraps and snippets, some new, some old, interesting in themselves but not coherently coordinated.’
    • ‘Filled with inspiring objects coherently displayed in spacious galleries, the new center is an accessible, exemplary model for such buildings.’
    • ‘The class hierarchy enables it to coherently integrate related information from different sources at varying levels of detail.’
    • ‘Perhaps because of the daunting range of objects, he does not clearly succeed in assembling them coherently.’
    • ‘System-wide synchronization ensures that related files are backed up together and coherently.’
    • ‘The system needs focus to ensure that all devices work coherently together to provide the security that justified their cost.’
    • ‘He more coherently structures a cultural studies methodology by invoking a multitude of textual examples that build upon and connect to each other.’
    • ‘I liked the soundtrack, but I didn't think that it worked coherently as a whole.’
    • ‘Compiling need not be a problem, particularly if the information is coherently organized.’
    • ‘Rectangular in plan, but undulating in section, the roof will also help integrate the campus more coherently with its park setting.’

Pronunciation

coherently

/kōˈhirəntlē//koʊˈhɪrəntli/