What does adhesion mean?

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ædˈhi ʒənad·he·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adhesionnoun

    abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen

  2. adhesionnoun

    a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures

  3. adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bondnoun

    the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

    "the mutual adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"

  4. attachment, adherence, adhesionnoun

    faithful support for a cause or political party or religion

    "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"

Wiktionary

  1. adhesionnoun

    The ability of a substance to stick to an unlike substance.

    Etymology: From adhésion, from stem of adhaesio, from past participle of adhaero.

  2. adhesionnoun

    Persistent attachment or loyalty.

    Etymology: From adhésion, from stem of adhaesio, from past participle of adhaero.

  3. adhesionnoun

    An agreement to adhere.

    Etymology: From adhésion, from stem of adhaesio, from past participle of adhaero.

  4. adhesionnoun

    An abnormal union of surface by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.

    Etymology: From adhésion, from stem of adhaesio, from past participle of adhaero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adhesionnoun

    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. Adhesionnoun

    adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as, adhesion to error, to a policy

  3. Adhesionnoun

    agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent

  4. Adhesionnoun

    the molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact. See Cohesion

  5. Adhesionnoun

    union of surface, normally separate, by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process

  6. Adhesionnoun

    the union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant

Freebase

  1. Adhesion

    Adhesion is the tendency of dissimilar particles or surfaces to cling to one another. The forces that cause adhesion and cohesion can be divided into several types. The intermolecular forces responsible for the function of various kinds of stickers and sticky tape fall into the categories of chemical adhesion, dispersive adhesion, and diffusive adhesion. In addition to the cumulative magnitudes of these intermolecular forces, there are certain emergent mechanical effects that will also be discussed at the end of the article.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adhesion

    ad-hē′zhun, n. the act of adhering or sticking to: steady attachment: (path.) a vital union between two surfaces of a living body which have been either naturally or artificially separated.—adj. Adhes′ive, sticky: apt to adhere.—adv. Adhes′ively.—n. Adhes′iveness. [See Adhere.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. adhesion

    Consent to a proposal. Union or temporary cohesion; as, two vessels forced into adhesion by the pressure of the tide on their beam.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adhesion in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adhesion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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