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Meaning of COHESION

Pronunciation:  kow'heezhun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the molecules in a solid or liquid
  2. [n]  (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
  3. [n]  the state of cohering or sticking together
 

COHESION is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: coherence, coherency, cohesiveness
 
 Antonyms: incoherence, incoherency
 
 See Also: connectedness, connection, consistency, continuity, development, force, growing, growth, link, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Co*he"sion\, n. [Cf. F. coh['e]sion. See {Cohere}.]
1. The act or state of sticking together; close union.

2. (Physics) 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.

         Solids and fluids differ in the degree of cohesion,
         which, being increased, turns a fluid into a solid.
                                               --Arbuthnot.

3. Logical agreement and dependence; as, the cohesion of
   ideas. --Locke.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

dec's case environment.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The sticking together of floral parts of the same whorl without organic fusion.
 

 

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