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  • the state of cohering, or of sticking together
  • (physics),(chemistry) the various intermolecular forces that hold solids and liquids together
  • (biology) the growing together of normally distinct parts of a plant
  • (computing) the degree to which different modules in a computing system are functionaly dependent on others
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Co*he"sion (?), n. [Cf. F. cohésion. 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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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