adhesion[ad hē′z̸hən, əd-]
- The definition of adhesion is the act of sticking to something, either literally or figuratively.
An example of an adhesion is a picture sticking to the wall where it is taped.An example of an adhesion is a person remaining true to his belief despite arguments.
- Adhesion is defined as the act of agreement.
An example of adhesion is when a person follows the rules.
- the act of sticking (to something) or the state of being stuck together
- devoted attachment; adherence
- a thing that adheres
- the joining together, by fibrous tissue, of bodily parts or tissues that are normally separate: it typically results from inflammation
- a band of fibrous tissue abnormally joining bodily parts or tissues
- Physics the force that holds together the molecules of unlike substances whose surfaces are in contact
Origin of adhesionFrench ; from Classical Latin adhaesio ; from past participle of adhaerere: see adhere
- 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.
- 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.
- Attachment or devotion, as to a religion or belief.
Origin of adhesionFrench adhésion, from Latin adhaesiō, adhaesiōn-, from adhaesus, past participle of adhaerēre, to adhere; see adhere.
(usually uncountable, plural adhesions)
- The ability of a substance to stick to an unlike substance.
- Persistent attachment or loyalty.
- An agreement to adhere.
- (medicine) An abnormal union of surface by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.