Word of the Day: Cohesion

co·he·sion: noun \kō-ˈhē-zhən\

: a condition in which people or things are closely united

 Full Definition of COHESION
1:  the act or state of sticking together tightly; especially :  unity <the lack of cohesion in the Party — Times Literary Supplement>
2:  union between similar plant parts or organs
3:  molecular attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass
co·he·sion·less adjective

Examples of COHESION

  1. There was a lack of cohesion in the rebel army.

Origin of COHESION

Latin cohaesus, past participle of cohaerēre

First Known Use: 1660

co·he·sion

noun \kō-ˈhē-zhən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COHESION

1: the act or process of sticking together tightly
2: the molecular attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass—compare adhesion 3
 
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