Cohesion Definition

kō-hēzhən
noun
The act or condition of cohering; tendency to stick together.
Webster's New World
The union of like flower parts.
Webster's New World
The force by which the molecules of a substance are held together.
Webster's New World

(biology) Growing together of normally distinct parts of a plant.

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(computing) Degree to which different modules in a computing system are functionally dependent on others.

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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 of molecules causes drops to form in liquids (as when liquid mercury is poured on a piece of glass), and causes condensing water vapor to form the droplets that make clouds.
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Other Word Forms of Cohesion

Noun

Singular:
cohesion
Plural:
cohesions

Origin of Cohesion

  • From Latin cohaesus past participle of cohaerēre to cling together cohere

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

  • From French cohésion, from Latin cohaesionem.

    From Wiktionary

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