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ad·he·sion

 (ăd-hē′zhən)
n.
1.
a. The process or condition of sticking or staying attached: the adhesion of the glue to wood.
b. Physics The physical attraction or joining of two substances, especially the macroscopically observable attraction of dissimilar substances.
2. Medicine
a. A condition in which bodily tissues that are normally separate grow together.
b. A fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures.
3. Attachment or devotion, as to a religion or belief.

[French adhésion, from Latin adhaesiō, adhaesiōn-, from adhaesus, past participle of adhaerēre, to adhere; see adhere.]
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adhesion

(ədˈhiːʒən)
n
1. the quality or condition of sticking together or holding fast
2. ability to make firm contact without skidding or slipping
3. attachment or fidelity, as to a political party, cause, etc
4. (General Physics) an attraction or repulsion between the molecules of unlike substances in contact: distinguished from cohesion
5. (Pathology) pathol abnormal union of structures or parts
[C17: from Latin adhaesiōn- a sticking. See adhere]
Usage: Adhesion is the preferred term when talking about sticking or holding fast in a physical sense. Adherence is preferred when talking about attachment to a political party, cause, etc
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ad•he•sion

(ædˈhi ʒən)

n.
1. the act, state, or quality of adhering.
2. steady or devoted attachment, support, etc.; adherence.
3. assent; concurrence.
4. the attractive molecular force that tends to hold together unlike bodies where they are in contact.
5.
a. the abnormal union of adjacent tissues.
b. the tissue involved.
[1615–25; < Latin adhaesiō act of adhering]
ad•he′sion•al, adj.
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adhesion

1. A force of attraction between molecules.
2. Abnormal joining of tissues caused by inflammation, resulting in scarring.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adhesion - abnormal union of bodily tissuesadhesion - abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
symphysis - an abnormal adhesion of two or more structures
synechia - adhesions between the iris and the lens or cornea resulting from trauma or eye surgery or as a complication of glaucoma or cataract; can lead to blindness
2.adhesion - a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures
scar tissue - the connective tissue that forms a scar; consists of fibroblasts in new scars and collagen fibers in old scars
3.adhesion - the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different compositionadhesion - the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition; "the mutual adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"
stickiness - the property of sticking to a surface
4.adhesion - faithful support for a cause or political party or religionadhesion - faithful support for a cause or political party or religion; "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"
support - aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
ecclesiasticism - excessive adherence to ecclesiastical forms and activities; "their ecclesiasticism overwhelmed their religion"
cabalism, kabbalism - adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation
royalism - adherence or attachment to a monarchy or to the principle of monarchal government
traditionalism - adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters)
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adhesion

noun sticking, grip, attachment, cohesion, coherence, adherence, adhesiveness Better equipment will improve track adhesion.
Usage: Adhesion is preferred when talking about sticking or holding fast in a physical sense and a useful alternative that could be used here is sticking. The word adherence, although close in meaning, would be the preferred word when talking about principles, rules and values.
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adhesion

noun
The close physical union of two objects:
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Translations
إلْتِصَاق
lpěníoddanost
fastklæbning
viîloîun; hollusta
klijailipnusprilipimas
pielipšana
yapışma

adhesion

[ədˈhiːʒən] n (to idea, theory)adhésion f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

adhesion

n
(of particles etc)Adhäsion f, → Haftfähigkeit f; (more firmly: of glue) → Klebefestigkeit f
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adhesion

[ədˈhiːʒn] n (Tech) → aderenza (fig) (of supporters) → consenso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

adhesion

(ədˈhiːʒən) noun
the act or quality of adhering (to).
adˈhesive (-siv) adjective
able to adhere; sticky. adhesive tape.
noun
a substance which makes things stick. The tiles would not stick as he was using the wrong adhesive.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

ad·he·sion

n. adhesión, adherencia, brida.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

adhesion

n adherencia, brida
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