: the act or state of sticking together tightly; especially : unity <the lack of cohesion in the Party — Times Literary Supplement>
: union between similar plant parts or organs
: molecular attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass
— co·he·sion·less \-ləs\ adjective
Examples of COHESION
- There was a lack of cohesion in the rebel army.
Origin of COHESION
past participle of cohaerēre
First Known Use: 1660
co·he·sion noun \kō-ˈhē-zhən\ (Medical Dictionary)
: the act or process of sticking together tightly
: the molecular attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass—compare adhesion 3
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