cohesion


co·he·sion

noun \kō-ˈhē-zhən\

: a condition in which people or things are closely united

Full Definition of COHESION

1
:  the act or state of sticking together tightly; especially :  unity <the lack of cohesion in the Party — Times Literary Supplement>
2
:  union between similar plant parts or organs
3
:  molecular attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass
co·he·sion·less \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of COHESION

  1. There was a lack of cohesion in the rebel army.

Origin of COHESION

Latin cohaesus, past participle of cohaerēre
First Known Use: 1660

co·he·sion

noun \kō-ˈhē-zhən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COHESION

1
: the act or process of sticking together tightly
2
: the molecular attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass—compare adhesion 3

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