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coherence

(kō-hēr'ĕns),
A characteristic of laser light, in which all light waves are aligned and move in phase. This characteristic, along with collimation and monochromatism, defines the unique characteristics of laser light.
[L. cohaerentia, a sticking together, fr. co- (for cum), with, together, + haereo, to stick]

coherence

[kōhir′əns]
1 the property of sticking together, as the molecules within a common substance.
2 (in psychology) the logical pattern of expression and thought evident in the speech of a normal, stable individual. coherent, adj.

coherence

An MRI term for the integrated relationship between oscillating waves or rotating objects.

coherence 

Property of electromagnetic waves to remain in phase, the maxima and minima of all waves being coincident.
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On the whole, this book is a welcome addition to the growing library of coherence.
The coherence function is given by [tau] where it gives the noise pressure fluctuations at two hydrophones namely x and y.
The Lisbon Treaty (2009) set up the European External Action Service (EEAS) to ensure coherence and cooperation between various institutional actors on development policies of the EU and its external actions.
Oracle Coherence is an in-memory grid and distributed caching solution that enables enterprises to scale mission- critical applications.
While direct evidence is limited, evidence suggestive of the appetitive properties of coherence is abundant.
Next, we evaluated the effect of varying the Tikhonov regularization parameter [lambda] on detection performance of MNE, independently, for power and for coherence mapping.
2) The mutual coherence of the dictionary is reduced by alternately restricting the tightness and coherence, which gives a significantly higher incoherence than those reports in [21, 22].
The structures used in the sample sentence (a) and explained with the concept of referential coherence in Spooren and Sanders (2008) are described as cohesion structures in the literature (see Halliday & Hasan, 1976: 4-43; Gunay 2007: 71-82).
MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study a total of 48 eyesof48 patients with a clinical diagnosis of central serous chorioretinopathy, were evaluated with spectral domain optical coherence tomography between June 2011 to June 2013 in the department of ophthalmology.
However, lack of coherence among diverse stakeholders may result in working at cross-purposes, competition for funding, duplication of effort and suboptimal economies of scale.
Lorene Scafaria as Lee, left, and Nicholas Brendon as Mike in Coherence
This coherence ideal permeates much of the law of statutory interpretation, but one body of doctrine that it has particularly influenced is the set of standards that federal courts use to determine when a newly enacted statute overrides preexisting legal rules.