Cohesive
Cohesive Co*he"sive, a. 1. Holding the particles of a homogeneous body together; as, cohesive attraction; producing cohesion; as, a cohesive force. [1913 Webster]

2. Cohering, or sticking together, as in a mass; capable of cohering; tending to cohere; as, cohesive clay. [1913 Webster]

{Cohesive attraction}. See under {Attraction}. -- {Co*he"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Co*he"sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • cohesive — I (compact) adjective close, compressed, concentrated, concise, concrete, conjacent, conjunct, consolidated, dense, firm, hard, impenetrable, impermeable, indivisible, inseparable, pressed together, solid, strong, substantial, terse, thick, tight …   Law dictionary

  • cohesive — c.1730 (implied in cohesiveness), from L. cohaes , pp. stem of cohaerere (see COHERE (Cf. cohere)) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Cohesively …   Etymology dictionary

  • cohesive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ characterized by or causing cohesion. DERIVATIVES cohesively adverb cohesiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • cohesive — [kōhēs′iv] adj. sticking together; causing or characterized by cohesion cohesively adv. cohesiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • cohesive — coherent, cohesive Both words come from a Latin root related to our word cohere, but their meanings are different. Coherent means ‘logical and consistent’ and is applied to speakers and their arguments. See also cogent. Cohesive means ‘tending to …   Modern English usage

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  • cohesive — adjective Date: circa 1731 exhibiting or producing cohesion or coherence < a cohesive social unit > < cohesive soils > • cohesively adverb • cohesiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cohesive — cohesively, adv. cohesiveness, n. /koh hee siv/, adj. 1. characterized by or causing cohesion: a cohesive agent. 2. cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated; unified: a cohesive organization. 3. Physics. of or pertaining to the molecular… …   Universalium

  • cohésive — ● cohésif, cohésive adjectif Qui assure la cohésion, l unité de quelque chose : Force cohésive …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cohesive — co|he|sive [kəuˈhi:sıv US kou ] adj 1.) connected or related in a reasonable way to form a whole ▪ a cohesive community 2.) uniting people or things ▪ Historically, sport has been a cohesive force in international relations. >cohesively adv… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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