- 1The action or fact of forming a united whole: the work at present lacks cohesionMore example sentences
unity, togetherness, solidarity, bond, coherence; connection, linkage
- They lacked cohesion and, for the most part, played as 15 individuals rather than a single unit.
- If the album does have a fault, it's that there is a lack of cohesion.
- Indeed, the team looked flustered and their play at this stage lacked any cohesion.
- 1.1 Physics The sticking together of particles of the same substance.More example sentences
- Fine sand-sized particles are most rapidly moved, because silt and clay particles show more cohesion.
- There is a limit to the degree of influence that the number of neutrons has over the cohesion of the nucleus.
- A dense clay would be very cohesive, while beach sand has no cohesion whatsoever.
mid 17th century: from Latin cohaes- 'cleaved together', from the verb cohaerere (see cohere), on the pattern of adhesion.