Definition of Adhesion in English :

Define Adhesion in English

Adhesion meaning in English

Meaning of Adhesion in English

Pronunciation of Adhesion in English

Adhesion pronunciation in English

Pronounce Adhesion in English


see synonyms of adhesion


1. adhesion

abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen

2. adhesion

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

3. adherence, adhesion, adhesiveness, bond

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

Example Sentences:
'the mutual adhesiveness of cells'
'a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion'

4. adherence, adhesion, attachment

faithful support for a cause or political party or religion

Example Sentences:
'attachment to a formal agenda'
'adherence to a fat-free diet'
'the adhesion of Seville was decisive'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of adhesion
the quality or condition of sticking together or holding fast
ability to make firm contact without skidding or slipping
attachment or fidelity, as to a political party, cause, etc
an attraction or repulsion between the molecules of unlike substances in contact: distinguished from cohesion
5. pathology
abnormal union of structures or parts

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see synonyms of adhesion
the act of sticking (to something) or the state of being stuck together
devoted attachment; adherence
a thing that adheres
4.  Medicine
the joining together, by fibrous tissue, of bodily parts or tissues that are normally separate: it typically results from inflammation
a band of fibrous tissue abnormally joining bodily parts or tissues
5.  Physics
the force that holds together the molecules of unlike substances whose surfaces are in contact
see also cohesion

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of adhesion
a. The process or condition of sticking or staying attached: the adhesion of the glue to wood.
b. Physics The physical attraction or joining of two substances, especially the macroscopically observable attraction of dissimilar substances.
2. Medicine
a. A condition in which bodily tissues that are normally separate grow together.
b. A fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures.
3. Attachment or devotion, as to a religion or belief.

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