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coherence theory

noun, Philosophy
1.
the theory of truth that every true statement, insofar as it is true, describes its subject in the totality of its relationship with all other things.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • Idealists believe in a subject-centered curriculum, and idealism emphasizes a coherence theory in testing.

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