cohesion


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co·he·sion

 (kō-hē′zhən)
n.
1. The act, process, or condition of cohering: exhibited strong cohesion in the family unit.
2. Physics The intermolecular attraction by which the elements of a body are held together.
3. Botany The congenital union of parts of the same kind, such as a calyx of five united sepals.

[From Latin cohaesus, past participle of cohaerēre, to cling together; see cohere.]

co·he′sive (-sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
co·he′sive·ly adv.
co·he′sive·ness n.

cohesion

(kəʊˈhiːʒən)
n
1. the act or state of cohering; tendency to unite
2. (General Physics) physics the force that holds together the atoms or molecules in a solid or liquid, as distinguished from adhesion
3. (Botany) botany the fusion in some plants of flower parts, such as petals, that are usually separate
[C17: from Latin cohaesus stuck together, past participle of cohaerēre to cohere]

co•he•sion

(koʊˈhi ʒən)

n.
1. the act or state of cohering, uniting, or sticking together.
2. the molecular force between particles within a body or substance that acts to unite them.
3. Bot. the congenital union of one part with another.
4. Ling. the property of unity in speech or writing that stems from links among surface elements, as in the reference of pronouns to elements in the surrounding discourse.
[1670–80; variant of cohaesion < Latin cohaes-,cohaerēre to cohere]

co·he·sion

(kō-hē′zhən)
The force of attraction that holds molecules of a given substance together. It is strongest in solids, less strong in liquids, and least strong in gases. Cohesion allows the formation of drops in liquids, and clouds in the atmosphere.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cohesion - the state of cohering or sticking together
connectedness, connection, link - the state of being connected; "the connection between church and state is inescapable"
consistency - logical coherence and accordance with the facts; "a rambling argument that lacked any consistency"
continuity - uninterrupted connection or union
2.cohesion - (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
3.cohesion - (physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the molecules in a solid or liquid
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"

cohesion

noun
The close physical union of two objects:
Translations

cohesion

[kəʊˈhiːʒən] Ncohesión f

cohesion

[kəʊˈhiːʒən] ncohésion f

cohesion

n (Sci) → Kohäsion f; (fig also)Zusammenhang m; (of group)Zusammenhalt m, → Geschlossenheit f

cohesion

[kəʊˈhiːʒn] ncoesione f

co·he·sion

n. cohesión, unión, fuerza que une a las moléculas.
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I will see him again early in the morning; and in the meantime let him be kept extremely quiet, and drink liberally of water-gruel."--"Won't you allow him sack-whey?" said the landlady.--"Ay, ay, sack-whey," cries the doctor, "if you will, provided it be very small."--"And a little chicken broth too?" added she.--"Yes, yes, chicken broth," said the doctor, "is very good."--"Mayn't I make him some jellies too?" said the landlady.--"Ay, ay," answered the doctor, "jellies are very good for wounds, for they promote cohesion." And indeed it was lucky she had not named soup or high sauces, for the doctor would have complied, rather than have lost the custom of the house.
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They appeared to him to be more than individuals; to be made up of many different things in cohesion; he had a vision of an orderly world.
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Pent in their vast and festering charnel-house, all organization and cohesion lost, they could do naught but die.
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