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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.
co·he′sive·ly adv.
co·he′sive·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cohesiveness - 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.cohesiveness - the property of being cohesive and stickycohesiveness - the property of being cohesive and sticky
viscosity, viscousness - resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow)
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[kəʊˈhiːsɪvnɪs] Ncohesión f
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