Simple Definition of cohesion
: 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
Examples of cohesion
There was a lack of cohesion in the rebel army.
Origin of cohesion
Latin cohaesus, past participle of cohaerēre
First Known Use: 1660
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