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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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)|
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"
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cohesion[kəʊˈhiːʒən] N → cohesión f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
cohesion[kəʊˈhiːʒən] n → cohésion f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
cohesion[kəʊˈhiːʒ/ən] n → coesione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. cohesión, unión, fuerza que une a las moléculas.
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