cohesive

  • 1Cohesive — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2cohesive — 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 …

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  • 3cohesive — c.1730 (implied in cohesiveness), from L. cohaes , pp. stem of cohaerere (see COHERE (Cf. cohere)) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Cohesively …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4cohesive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ characterized by or causing cohesion. DERIVATIVES cohesively adverb cohesiveness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5cohesive — [kōhēs′iv] adj. sticking together; causing or characterized by cohesion cohesively adv. cohesiveness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 6cohesive — 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

  • 7cohesive — [[t]koʊhi͟ːsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is cohesive consists of parts that fit together well and form a united whole. Daring Adventures from 86 is a far more cohesive and successful album... Huston had assembled a remarkably cohesive and… …

    English dictionary

  • 8cohesive — adjective Date: circa 1731 exhibiting or producing cohesion or coherence < a cohesive social unit > < cohesive soils > • cohesively adverb • cohesiveness noun …

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  • 9cohesive — 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&#8230; …

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  • 10cohésive — ● cohésif, cohésive adjectif Qui assure la cohésion, l unité de quelque chose : Force cohésive …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 11cohesive — 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. &GT;cohesively adv&#8230; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12cohesive — adjective 1. causing cohesion (Freq. 3) a cohesive agent • Similar to: ↑adhesive • Derivationally related forms: ↑cohere, ↑cohesiveness 2. cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated …

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  • 13Cohésive — Cohésif Cohésif est l adjectif référant à la notion de cohésion. Un matériau est dit cohésif, par opposition à friable (par ex. neige) ou liquide (gel), pour signaler son aptitude à rester stable sous l action de forces internes. Cette propriété&#8230; …

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  • 14cohesive — adj. Cohesive is used with these nouns: ↑force, ↑group, ↑unit, ↑whole …

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  • 15cohesive — adjective /ˈkəʊ.hɪi.sɪv/ Having cohesion. See Also: adhesive, cohere, coherence, coherent, cohesion …

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  • 16cohesive — co·he·sive kō hē siv, ziv adj exhibiting or producing cohesion co·he·sive·ly adv co·he·sive·ness n * * * co·he·sive (ko heґsiv) uniting together, or characterized by cohesion …

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  • 17cohesive — Synonyms and related words: adhering, agglutinate, cartilaginous, chewy, cleaving, clinging, coherent, cohering, coriaceous, durable, fibrous, gristly, hard, hardy, holding together, impartible, indiscerptible, indissoluble, indissolvable,&#8230; …

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  • 18cohesive — co|he|sive [ kou hisıv ] adjective combining well to form a strong well organized unit …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19cohesive — co he·sive || iːsɪv adj. characterized by or causing cohesion (cohering, sticking together, act of uniting; union) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20cohesive — adjective characterized by or causing cohesion. Derivatives cohesively adverb cohesiveness noun …

    English new terms dictionary