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adhesion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adhesion  \Ad*he"sion\,  n.  [L.  adhaesio  fr  adhaerere:  cf  F. 
  adh['e]sion.] 
  1.  The  action  of  sticking;  the  state  of  being  attached; 
  intimate  union;  as  the  adhesion  of  glue,  or  of  parts 
  united  by  growth,  cement,  or  the  like 
 
  2.  Adherence;  steady  or  firm  attachment;  fidelity;  as 
  adhesion  to  error,  to  a  policy. 
 
  His  adhesion  to  the  Tories  was  bounded  by  his 
  approbation  of  their  foreign  policy.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  3.  Agreement  to  adhere;  concurrence;  assent. 
 
  To  that  treaty  Spain  and  England  gave  in  their 
  adhesion.  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  (Physics)  The  molecular  attraction  exerted  between  bodies 
  in  contact  See  {Cohesion}. 
 
  5.  (Med.)  Union  of  surface,  normally  separate,  by  the 
  formation  of  new  tissue  resulting  from  an  inflammatory 
  process. 
 
  6.  (Bot.)  The  union  of  parts  which  are  separate  in  other 
  plants,  or  in  younger  states  of  the  same  plant. 
 
  Syn:  Adherence;  union.  See  {Adherence}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adhesion 
  n  1:  abnormal  union  of  bodily  tissues;  most  common  in  the  abdomen 
  2:  the  property  of  sticking  together  (as  of  glue  and  wood) 
  [syn:  {adhesiveness},  {adherence},  {bond}] 




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