from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by, causing, or concerned in cohesion or the quality of adhering together, literally or figuratively: as, cohesive force.
  • Having the property of cohesion; capable of cohering or sticking; having a tendency to unite and to resist separation: as, a cohesive substance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Holding the particles of a homogeneous body together; ; producing cohesion.
  • adjective Cohering, or sticking together, as in a mass; capable of cohering; tending to cohere.
  • adjective See under Attraction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having cohesion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective causing cohesion
  • adjective cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated


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