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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun adhesion:

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Definition of the noun adhesion

What does adhesion mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adhesions

  1. abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: pathology = any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
    • more specific words:
      • symphysis = an abnormal adhesion of two or more structures
      • synechia = adhesions between the iris and the lens or cornea resulting from trauma or eye surgery or as a complication of glaucoma or cataract
  2. a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic term: scar tissue = the connective tissue that forms a scar
  3. the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
    • example: a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of adhesion: adherence / adhesiveness / bond
    • more generic word: stickiness = the property of sticking to a surface
  4. faithful support for a cause or political party or religion
    • example: the adhesion of Seville was decisive
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of adhesion: adherence / attachment
    • more generic word: support = aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • more specific words:
      • ecclesiasticism = excessive adherence to ecclesiastical forms and activities
      • kabbalism / cabalism = adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation
      • royalism = adherence or attachment to a monarchy or to the principle of monarchal government
      • traditionalism = adherence to tradition

Alternative definition of the noun adhesion


  1. The ability of a substance to stick to an unlike substance.
  2. Persistent attachment or loyalty.
  3. An agreement to adhere.
  4. [medicine] An abnormal union of surface by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.


Who is Adhesion?

Adhesion is a musical artist, musician.


"Adhesion" is a musical album of Loop Stepwalker & Ivan Shopov.

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Adhesion is the tendency of dissimilar particles or surfaces to cling to one another. The forces that cause adhesion and cohesion can be divided into several types. The intermolecular forces responsible for the function of various kinds of stickers and sticky tape fall into the categories of chemical adhesion, dispersive adhesion, and diffusive adhesion. In addition to the cumulative magnitudes of these intermolecular forces, there are certain emergent mechanical effects that will also be discussed at the end of the article.

  • also known as Adhezija, Prionitost, Prianjanje, Priljubljivanje, 附著力, การยึดติด

Phrases with Adhesion

  1. adhesion contract
  2. Cell-Adhesion Molecule
  3. contract of adhesion

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adhesion

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Google previewDental Materials - E-Book (2015)

Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists by Carol Dixon Hatrick, W. Stephan Eakle

Good adhesion is a critical component of both fixed prosthodontics and restorative dentistry, as good adhesion helps to increase strength and minimize microleakage. Adhesion is the bonding of dissimilar materials by the attractive forces of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science, 2004 Update Supplement (2004)

by P. Somasundaran

Sintering and Catalysts Adhesion is the first step in sintering: thus, in the preparation of composites it is important to obtain good adherence between the component materials. The adhesion of ceramic particles to metallic ones (or between ...

Google previewMolecular Biology of the Cell (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Adhesion is the tendency of dissimilar particles or surfaces ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Science and Technology (2001)

by James S. Trefil

Adhesion refers to the "sticking together" of two different materials, as opposed to cohesion — the attractive force between...

Adhesion is a necessary component of the adsorption process, in which a gas or liquid becomes "fixed in place" on a ...

Google previewPhysics of the Life Sciences (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Adhesion is any attraction process between dissimilar molecular species that can potentially bring them in 'direct...

Adhesion is the tendency of dissimilar particles and/or surfaces to cling to one another (cohesion refers to the tendency of ...

Google previewChemistry for Engineering Students (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Adhesion is any attraction process between dissimilar molecular species that can potentially bring them in 'direct contact'. By contrast, cohesion takes place between similar molecules. Adhesion is the tendency of dissimilar particles and/ or ...

Google previewThe Michigan Technic (1956)

Mechanical adhesion is the adhesion which results from the adhesive's flowing into nooks and crannies of the metals' surfaces before curing, so that when it is cured, it has trapped within its grasp the various minute projections on the surfaces.

Google previewHandbook of Adhesives and Sealants (2005)

Basic Concepts and High Tech Bonding by Philippe Cognard

As polymers are universally employed to fabricate protective shields before packaging microcircuits, excellent adhesion is a prerequisite condition to achieve the long-term reliability of packaged devices. Although the electronic industry has ...

Google previewPhysiology for Dental Students (2014)

by D. B. Ferguson

Another possible activation mechanism for platelet adhesion is the formation of thromboxane ...

Google previewComprehensive Biomaterials (2015)

by Paul Ducheyne, Kevin Healy, Dietmar E. Hutmacher, David W. Grainger, C. James Kirkpatrick

Bacterial adhesion is the first step in the cascade of processes from surface colonization to biofilm formation. The latter is of great ...

Google previewClinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing (2010)

by Sharon L. Lewis, Linda Bucher, Margaret M. Heitkemper, Shannon Ruff Dirksen

Surgical adhesion is the most common cause of small bowel obstructions and can occur within days of surgery or several years later. Hernias and tumors are the next most common causes. Carcinoma is the most common cause of large bowel ...

Google previewFirst International Congress on Adhesion Science And Technology---invited Papers (1998)

Festschrift in Honor of Dr. K.l. Mittal on the Occasion of His 50th Birthday by W. J. Van Ooij

The essential difference between electrical and molecular adhesion is the range of the force. Electrical forces appear to act from the centre of bodies, and obey an inverse square law of separation, falling off slowly as the solids are separated, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

In tribology, the physical attachment of material to a surface (either by adhesion or by other means of attachment) that results from the contact of two solid surfaces undergoing relative motion. Adhesive bonding is not a requirement ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Civil Engineering (2005)

by M.L.Sharman

adhesion | adhesive film CmlEngtumng Civil Engineering adhesive lock [ adhesiye-assembly Civil Engineering age...

Google previewWhittington's Dictionary of Plastics, Third Edition (1993)

by James F. Carley

Adhesion Promoter flow channel for the molten plastic between the extruder and the die. Adapter Plate In injection molding, the plate holding the mold to the press frame or platen. Adapter Ring An annular retaining part for extrusion and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science - (2002)

by Arthur T. Hubbard

Adhesion of the particles onto the growing metal deposit is essential for material formation. Adhesives: In some adhesives and coatings, the first step is the adhesion of polymer particles, such as latex, to the surface, followed by the formation of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2008)

by Manfred Schwab

Dynamic cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesion is a major morphogenetic factor in developing multicellular organisms. In adult animals, adhesive mechanisms underlie the maintenance of tissue architecture, allow the generation of force and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Solid Earth Sciences (2009)

by Philip Kearey

adhesion structure A sedimentary structure produced by 'adhesion', a process whereby dry sand grains blown onto Adhesion ripples Finer sand saltates l Coarser sand creeps j. - Surface kept damp by capillary rise of water (a) a damp ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography (Print) (2001)

by Jack Cazes

Introduction The adhesion of colloids on solid surfaces, which is of great significance in filtration, corrosion, detergency, coatings, and so forth, depends on the total potential energy of interaction between the colloidal particles and the solid ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Third Edition (2009)

by Julius M. Cruse, Robert E. Lewis

adhesion proteins adenovirus infection and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

Physical adhesion van der Waals forces dipole forces Partially valence forces Figure 2. Introduction to bonding of different materials with an adhesive. ( Reproduced from Schindel-Bidinelli and Gutherz, 1998. Figure 4. T-peel indexes (peel ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

Introduction The structures and major intracellular interactions of several different synaptic adhesion molecules believed to play important roles at synapses are shown in Figure 1. One large class is the cadherin superfamily with more than 100 ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

cell adhesion molecules (CAM) Mitochondrion Plasma membrane Smooth endoplasmic reticulum Golgi complex Rough endoplasmic reticulum Ribosomes Nucleolus Secretion granule Nucleus Nuclear envelope ribosomes, etc. (Figure ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2H4E1S1I1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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