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cohesion

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Noun
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co=he=sion

CIDE DICTIONARY

cohesionn. [Cf. F. cohésion. See Cohere.].
  •  The act or state of sticking together; close union.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That from of attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass, whether like or unlike; -- distinguished from adhesion, which unites bodies by their adjacent surfaces.  [1913 Webster]
    "Solids and fluids differ in the degree of cohesion, which, being increased, turns a fluid into a solid."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Logical agreement and dependence; as, the cohesion of ideas.  Locke.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

cohesion, n.
1 a the act or condition of sticking together. b a tendency to cohere.
2 Chem. the force with which molecules cohere.

Derivative
cohesive adj. cohesively adv. cohesiveness n.
Etymology
L cohaes- (see COHERE) after adhesion

ROGET THESAURUS

cohesion

Density

N density, solidity, solidness, impenetrability, impermeability, incompressibility, imporosity, cohesion, constipation, consistence, spissitude, specific gravity, hydrometer, areometer, condensation, caseation, solidation, solidification, consolidation, concretion, coagulation, petrification, crystallization, precipitation, deposit, precipitate, inspissation, gelation, thickening, indivisibility, indiscerptibility, insolubility, indissolvableness, solid body, mass, block, knot, lump, concretion, concrete, conglomerate, cake, clot, stone, curd, coagulum, bone, gristle, cartilage, casein, crassamentum, legumin, superdense matter, condensed states of matter, dwarf star, neutron star, dense, solid, solidified, caseous, pukka, coherent, cohesive, compact, close, serried, thickset, substantial, massive, lumpish, impenetrable, impermeable, nonporous, imporous, incompressible, constipated, concrete, knotted, knotty, gnarled, crystalline, crystallizable, thick, grumous, stuffy, undissolved, unmelted, unliquefied, unthawed, indivisible, indiscerptible, infrangible, indissolvable, indissoluble, insoluble, infusible.


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