Definitions for: Cohesion

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

Webster (1913) 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.

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

Synonyms: coherence, coherency, cohesiveness

Antonyms: incoherence, incoherency

See Also: connectedness, connection, consistency, continuity, development, force, growing, growth, link, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
animlas that start with j
animals starting with f