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


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 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 previewA Manual of the Steam Engine (1842)

by Richard Dennis Hoblyn

or completely wet, the adhesion is the greatest, the surface being then most free from all extraneous matters; that when the rails, on the contrary, are moistened with wet, and partially covered with mud, the adhesion is the least; and that, in all ...

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...

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

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 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 previewDental Materials (2015)

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

Adhesion is the bonding of dissimilar materials by the attractive forces of atoms or molecules. Mechanical adhesion: Mechanical adhesion is based on the interlocking of one material with another; an excellent example is Velcro. Chemical ...

Google previewEssentials of Dental Materials (2002)

by Soratur

Adhesion is a very important property, sought after in all walks of life.

In dentistry, too, adhesion is an important requirement of any restorative materials so that there is a bond between tooth enamel and artificial restorative material which ...

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 previewHandbook of Adhesives and Sealants (2005)

Basic Concepts and High Tech Bonding by Phillipe 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 previewAgglutination-dependent and -independent Adhesin Interactions During Mating in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (2006)

Conserved WCPL and CX4C domains mediate agglutination- independent adhesin interactions during mating in Saccharomyces cerevisiae INTRODUCTION Adhesion is a fundamental property of fungal cells. It is involved in many important ...

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 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 previewSpons' dictionary of engineering, ed. by O. Byrne (and Spon). 8 div (1869)

by Oliver Byrne, Ernest Spon


Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica0 (1875)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. A - Ana. 1

ADHESION, a term used to denote the physical force in virtue of which one body or substance remains attached to the surface of another with which it has been brought into contact. It is to be distinguished from cohesion, which is the mutual ...

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 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 ...

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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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