Cohesion



[koh-hee-zhuh n] /koʊˈhi ʒən/

noun
1.
the act or state of , uniting, or sticking together.
2.
Physics. the molecular force between particles within a body or substance that acts to unite them.
Compare (def 4).
3.
Botany. the congenital union of one part with another.
4.
Linguistics. the property of unity in a written text or a segment of spoken discourse that stems from links among its surface elements, as when words in one sentence are repeated in another, and especially from the fact that some words or phrases depend for their interpretation upon material in preceding or following text, as in the sequence Be assured of this. Most people do not want to fight. However, they will do so when provoked, where this refers to the two sentences that follow, they refers back to most people, do so substitutes for the preceding verb fight, and however relates the clause that follows to the preceding sentence.
Compare (def 5).
/kəʊˈhiːʒən/
noun
1.
the act or state of cohering; tendency to unite
2.
(physics) the force that holds together the atoms or molecules in a solid or liquid, as distinguished from adhesion
3.
(botany) the fusion in some plants of flower parts, such as petals, that are usually separate
n.

1670s, from French cohésion, from Latin cohaesionem (nominative cohaesio) “a sticking together,” noun of action from past participle stem of cohaerere “to stick together” (see cohere).

cohesion co·he·sion (kō-hē’zhən)
n.
The intermolecular attraction that holds molecules and masses together.
cohesion
(kō-hē’zhən)
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. Compare adhesion.

The molecular (see molecule) attraction or joining of the surfaces of two pieces of the same substance. (Compare adhesion.)

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