Adhesion meaning

ăd-hēzhən
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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.

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Adhesion is defined as the act of agreement.

An example of adhesion is when a person follows the rules.

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Attachment or devotion, as to a religion or belief.
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The act of sticking (to something) or the state of being stuck together.
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Devoted attachment; adherence.
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A thing that adheres.
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The force that holds together the molecules of unlike substances whose surfaces are in contact.
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The act or state of sticking together.
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A condition in which body tissues that are normally separate grow together.
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A fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures.
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The union of opposing surfaces of a wound, especially in healing.
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The force of attraction that causes two different substances to join. Adhesion causes water to spread out over glass.
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A fibrous band of abnormal tissue that binds together tissues that are normally separate. Adhesions form during the healing of some wounds, usually as a result of inflammation.
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The ability of a substance to stick to an unlike substance.
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Persistent attachment or loyalty.
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An agreement to adhere.
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(medicine) An abnormal union of surface by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.
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Origin of adhesion

  • French adhésion from Latin adhaesiō adhaesiōn- from adhaesus past participle of adhaerēre to adhere adhere

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French adhésion, from Latin stem of adhaesio, from past participle of adhaerare.

    From Wiktionary