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Noun: cohesion  kow'hee-zhun
  1. The state of cohering or sticking together
    - coherence, coherency, cohesiveness
  2. (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
  3. (physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the molecules in a solid or liquid
  4. (linguistics) the grammatical and lexical linking within a text or sentence that holds a text together and gives it meaning.
    "While lexical cohesion is obviously achieved by the selection of vocabulary, the other types of cohesion are considered as grammatical cohesion."

Derived forms: cohesions

Type of: connectedness, connection, development, force, growing, growth, linguistic process, link, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

Encyclopedia: Cohesion