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adhesion

ADHE'SION, n. adhe'shun. [L. adhasio.]

1. The act or state of sticking, or being united and attached to; as the adhesion of glue, or of parts united by growth, cement, and the like. Adhesion is generally used in a literal; adherence, in a metaphorical sense.

2. Sometimes figuratively, adherence, union or steady attachment; firmness in opinion; as, an adhesion to vice: but in this sense nearly obsolete. The union of bodies by attraction is usually denominated cohesion.



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ADHE'SION, n. adhe'shun. [L. adhasio.]

1. The act or state of sticking, or being united and attached to; as the adhesion of glue, or of parts united by growth, cement, and the like. Adhesion is generally used in a literal; adherence, in a metaphorical sense.

2. Sometimes figuratively, adherence, union or steady attachment; firmness in opinion; as, an adhesion to vice: but in this sense nearly obsolete. The union of bodies by attraction is usually denominated cohesion.

AD-HE'SION, n. [adhe'zhun; L. adhæsio.]

  1. The act or state of sticking, or being united and attached to; as the adhesion of glue, or of parts united by growth, cement, and the like. Adhesion is generally used in a literal; Adherence, in a metaphorical sense.
  2. Sometimes figuratively, adherence, union, or steady attachment; firmness in opinion; as, an adhesion to vice; but in this sense nearly obsolete. The union of bodies by attraction is usually denominated cohesion.

Ad*he"sion
  1. The action of sticking; the state of being attached; intimate union; as, the adhesion of glue, or of parts united by growth, cement, or the like.
  2. Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as, adhesion to error, to a policy.

    His adhesion to the Tories was bounded by his approbation of their foreign policy.
    De Quincey.

  3. Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent.

    To that treaty Spain and England gave in their adhesion.
    Macaulay.

  4. The molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact. See Cohesion.
  5. Union of surface, normally separate, by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.
  6. The union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant.

    Syn. -- Adherence; union. See Adherence.

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Adhesion

ADHE'SION, noun adhe'shun. [Latin adhasio.]

1. The act or state of sticking, or being united and attached to; as the adhesion of glue, or of parts united by growth, cement, and the like. adhesion is generally used in a literal; adherence, in a metaphorical sense.

2. Sometimes figuratively, adherence, union or steady attachment; firmness in opinion; as, an adhesion to vice: but in this sense nearly obsolete. The union of bodies by attraction is usually denominated cohesion.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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