ADJ. internal Your essay lacks internal coherence. | ideological, intellectual, logical, theoretical theories which lack ideological coherence
VERB + COHERENCE have, possess | achieve, create, give sth, maintain They have struggled to create coherence within the group. | lack
PREP. ~ between a lack of coherence between the policy and the speech | ~ in/within There's a strong sense of coherence in the school curriculum.
PHRASES a degree/sense of coherence