Definitions of adhesion

  1. the property of sticking together ( as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
  2. faithful support for a religion or cause or political party
  3. abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
  4. a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures
  5. 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.
  6. Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as, adhesion to error, to a policy.
  7. Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent.
  8. The molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact. See Cohesion.
  9. Union of surface, normally separate, by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.
  10. The union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant.
  11. Pathological processes consisting of the union of the opposing surfaces of a wound.
  12. The state or act of being stuck together, united, or attached; firmness in opinion.
  13. 1. The process of adhering or uniting of two surfaces or parts, especially the union of the opposing surfaces of a wound. 2. In dentistry, the mode in which an upper denture is held in place without vacuum- chambers. 3. In the plural, bands of more or less organized fibrinous exudate thrown out on the surface of a serous membrane and connecting the opposing surfaces.
  14. Joining of surfaces.
  15. The act of adhering or sticking to: steady attachment.
  16. Act or state of adhering.
  17. The act of adhering; fidelity; adherence; assent.
  18. The act or state of adhering; adherence; steady attachment; the tendency of two surfaces to remain attached when in contact.
  19. Applied to matter- the act of sticking to; a union of parts of any body by means of cement, glue, growth, & c.; steady attachment.
  20. Condition of being united to, or separate from, one another, elements of a whorl.

Usage examples for adhesion

  1. His unquestioned sagacity, integrity and inflexible adhesion to what he believed to be right, and his unselfish devotion to the public good, made his opposition to any measure almost necessarily fatal to its passage in the House to which he belonged. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  2. From the general tenor of the document, it is obvious both that the Prince was not yet ready to throw down the gauntlet to his sovereign, nor to proclaim his adhesion to the new religion: Of departing from the Netherlands in the spring, he had said openly that he was still in possession of sixty thousand florins yearly, and that he should commence no hostilities against Philip, so long as he did not disturb him in his honor or his estates. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  3. The commanders declared their adhesion to the cause of the blacks and Toussaint Breda. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  4. It is " increasing" as well as " bearing fruit," and that growth in the circuit of its branches that spread through the world, is another of its claims on the faithful adhesion of the Colossians. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  5. Adhesion relates to physical bodies; adherence to mental states. – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  6. At the same time warmer sentiments of adhesion seem to have been expressed towards the French court, by the same individuals, than the, mere language of compliment justified. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  7. Its adhesion would have compelled the Transvaal, always more hostile to British rule, to come in eventually, if not at once; for the relations of the two Republics were friendly enough at the time to permit one man, Pretorius, to be President of both States. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  8. To protect the property interests of its citizens and prevent Rosas from conquering Uruguay the Brazilian government quietly made military preparations and formed an alliance with the Rivera party and with Urquiza, the ruler of the province of Entre Rios, to which the dictator of Paraguay and the president of Bolivia gave a passive adhesion. – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  9. They wished to compel the monarch to purchase their adhesion at as dear a price as possible. – Henry IV, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  10. At the time of Queen Caroline's trial the mob of London sided with the Queen, and the Duke's strong adhesion to the King made him extremely unpopular. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  11. It was now settled that the new government was to go into operation, but how it was going to be able to get along without the adhesion of New York it was not easy to see. – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  12. Having put in the malt, then add the water which of course flows into any part of the vessel C. Stir the malt well with a stick, or with something that will separate it completely, so that no adhesion may be formed by the flour of the malt. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  13. As Hester rose her sister- in- law held out, with momentary hesitation, a thin paper bag, in which an oval form allowed its moist presence to be discerned by partial adhesion to its envelope. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  14. The Pernambucanos expelled their garrison and sent promises of adhesion to the prince. – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  15. These words were received with murmurs of adhesion. – Garrick's Pupil by Auguston Filon
  16. In their platform they formally adopted the essential principle demanded by Mr. Webster, and declared their adhesion to the compromise measures. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  17. He was not, therefore, the minister who would ruin a State or bring a State into revolution by obstinate adhesion to his own views in despite of every advice and every warning, and no doubt when he was delivering his harangue against all possible schemes of reform he felt still convinced that he was merely expressing the unalterable opinion of Peel and every other loyal subject whose judgment ought to prevail with a law- abiding people. – A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4) by Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy
  18. It was a large, very concave Makloofa saddle, and he was conscious that he was bouncing about on it with as little power of adhesion as a billiard- ball upon a tea- tray. – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. The consequence of this was that even those who had given their adhesion to his plans were now found united with the brethren in the cause of their Church. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  20. For it is among the repulsive effects of this bad temper, which is supposed to be compatible with shining virtues, that it is apt to determine a man's sudden adhesion to an opinion, whether on a personal or impersonal matter, without leaving him time to consider his grounds. – Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot