Meaning of ADHESION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ad-ˈhē-zhən, əd- ]


Etymology: French or Latin; French adhésion, from Latin adhaesion-, adhaesio, from adhaerēre

Date: 1624

1. : steady or firm attachment : adherence

2. : the action or state of adhering

3. : the abnormal union of separate tissue surfaces by new fibrous tissue resulting from an inflammatory process ; also : the newly formed uniting tissue

4. : agreement to join

adhesion of all nations to a copyright convention

5. : the molecular attraction exerted between the surfaces of bodies in contact

• ad·he·sion·al -ˈhēzh-nəl, -ˈhē-zhə-n ə l adjective

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