co·he·sion /koˈhɪʒən/ 名詞
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.
n 1: the state of cohering or sticking together [syn: coherence,
coherency, cohesiveness] [ant: incoherence]
2: (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing
together that are usually separate (such as petals)
3: (physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the
molecules in a solid or liquid