ad·he·sion /ædˈhiʒən, əd-/
ad·he·sion /ædˈhɪʒən, əd-/ 名詞
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, adhesion 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.
7. Bot. The union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant.
Syn: -- Adherence; union. See Adherence.
n 1: abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
2: a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally
separate anatomical structures
3: the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or
the joining of surfaces of different composition [syn: adhesiveness,
4: faithful support for a religion or cause or political party
[syn: attachment, adherence]