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English noun: cohesion

1. cohesion (state) the state of cohering or sticking together

Synonymscoherence, coherency, cohesiveness

Broader (hypernym)connectedness, connection, link

Narrower (hyponym)consistency, continuity

Antonymsincoherence, incoherency

2. cohesion (process) (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)

Broader (hypernym)development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

Domain categorybotany, phytology

3. cohesion (phenomenon) (physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the molecules in a solid or liquid

Broader (hypernym)force

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

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