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coherer

[kō′hir·ər]
(electricity)
A cell containing a granular conductor between two electrodes; the cell becomes highly conducting when it is subjected to an electric field, and conduction can then be stopped only by jarring the granules.
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Politicians and other elite voices would still, it bears noting, play an important role as synthesizers and coherers of the disparate views and values contained within the larger republic, and the messages they issue would re-inform the larger conversation in an ongoing cycle.