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cohesion


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cohesion  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cohesion 
  n  1:  the  state  of  cohering  [syn:  {coherence},  {coherency},  {cohesiveness}] 
  [ant:  {incoherence}] 
  2:  the  intermolecular  force  that  holds  together  the  molecules 
  in  a  solid  or  liquid 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  COHESION 
 
  {DEC}'s  {CASE}  environment. 
 
  [Details?]. 
 
  (1995-01-04) 
 
 




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