- The definition of cohesion is being stuck to someone or something or sticking together.
Green party activists gathering for a rally are an example of cohesion.
- the act or condition of cohering; tendency to stick together
- Bot. the union of like flower parts
- Physics the force by which the molecules of a substance are held together
Origin of cohesionFrench ; from Classical Latin cohaesus, past participle of cohaerere: see cohere
- The act, process, or condition of cohering: exhibited strong cohesion in the family unit.
- Physics The intermolecular attraction by which the elements of a body are held together.
- Botany The congenital union of parts of the same kind, such as a calyx of five united sepals.
Origin of cohesionFrom Latin cohaesus, past participle of cohaerēre, to cling together; see cohere.
(usually uncountable, plural cohesions)
- State of cohering, or of working together.
- Unit cohesion is important in the military.
- (physics, chemistry) Various intermolecular forces that hold solids and liquids together.
- (biology) Growing together of normally distinct parts of a plant.
- (computing) Degree to which different modules in a computing system are functionally dependent on others.
- (linguistics) Grammatical or lexical relationship between different parts of the same text.