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NOUN (4)

1. abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen;

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

3. the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition;
- Example: "the mutual adhesiveness of cells"
- Example: "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"
[syn: adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bond]

4. faithful support for a cause or political party or religion;
- Example: "attachment to a formal agenda"
- Example: "adherence to a fat-free diet"
- Example: "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"
[syn: attachment, adherence, adhesion]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adhesion \Ad*he"sion\, n. [L. adhaesio, fr. adhaerere: cf. F. adh['e]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. [1913 Webster] 2. Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as, adhesion to error, adhesion to a policy. [1913 Webster] His adhesion to the Tories was bounded by his approbation of their foreign policy. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 3. Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent. [1913 Webster] To that treaty Spain and England gave in their adhesion. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 4. (Physics) The molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact. See Cohesion. [1913 Webster] 5. (Med.) The process of uniting surfaces by the formation of new fibrous bands resulting from an inflammatory process. [AS] 6. (Med.) One of the fibrous bands resulting from adhesion[5]. [AS] 7. (Bot.) The union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant. [1913 Webster] Syn: Adherence; union. See Adherence. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

adhesion n 1: abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen 2: a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures 3: the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition; "the mutual adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion" [syn: adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bond] 4: faithful support for a cause or political party or religion; "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive" [syn: attachment, adherence, adhesion]