Cohesion meaning

kō-hēzhən
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.

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The intermolecular attraction by which the elements of a body are held together.
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The act, process, or condition of cohering.

Exhibited strong cohesion in the family unit.

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The congenital union of parts of the same kind, such as a calyx of five united sepals.
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The act or condition of cohering; tendency to stick together.
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The union of like flower parts.
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The force by which the molecules of a substance are held together.
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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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State of cohering, or of working together.

Unit cohesion is important in the military.

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(physics, chemistry) Various intermolecular forces that hold solids and liquids together.
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(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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(linguistics) Grammatical or lexical relationship between different parts of the same text.
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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