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cohesion

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noun co·he·sion \kō-ˈhē-zhən\

Simple Definition of cohesion

  • : a condition in which people or things are closely united

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cohesion

  1. 1 :  the act or state of sticking together tightly; especially :  unity <the lack of cohesion in the Party — Times Literary Supplement>

  2. 2 :  union between similar plant parts or organs

  3. 3 :  molecular attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass

cohesionless play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of cohesion in a sentence

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



Origin of cohesion

Latin cohaesus, past participle of cohaerēre


First Known Use: 1660


COHESION Defined for Kids

cohesion

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noun co·he·sion \kō-ˈhē-zhən\

Definition of cohesion for Students

  1. 1 :  the action of sticking together

  2. 2 :  the force of attraction between the molecules in a mass




Medical Dictionary

cohesion

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noun co·he·sion \kō-ˈhē-zhən\

Medical Definition of cohesion

  1. 1:  the act or process of sticking together tightly

  2. 2:  the molecular attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass—compare adhesion 3





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