Co*he"sion (?), n. [Cf. F. coh'esion. 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.

 

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