• WordNet 3.6
    • n adhesiveness 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Doctors in Canada use an adhesive similar to Krazy Glue instead of stitches, lowering the possibility of bacterial infection and minimizing scarring
    • Adhesiveness (Phren) Propensity to form and maintain attachments to persons, and to promote social intercourse.
    • Adhesiveness The quality of sticking or adhering; stickiness; tenacity of union.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On February 10, 1964 the first self-adhesive stamps were issued
    • n adhesiveness The state or quality of being adhesive, or of sticking or adhering; stickiness; tenacity. In phrenology, a mental faculty manifested in attachment to objects, animate or inanimate, lasting friendships, love of social intercourse, etc., supposed to be located in a special part of the brain. It is said to be strongest in women. See phrenology.
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  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    “Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.”


In literature:

The pleura of both lungs was much puckered, and interspersed with dark red patches around the adhesions.
"An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis" by Archibald Makellar
These were said to consist of the ordinary adhesives, two envelopes and a post card surcharged with the word OFFICIAL in black.
"The Stamps of Canada" by Bertram Poole
Either unions must be above damp sand or sphagnum, or the buds be protected by wax or adhesive.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
It will be borne in mind that the great crime of John d'Albret was his adhesion to Louis XII.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
Besides the old adhesions, there are numerous ones of recent date.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
It will be found to be dotted with a few bright points, produced by the adhesion of glass at the places of contact.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
Indeed, from all quarters came in adhesions to the Republic.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
A little boiled rice flour improves its adhesiveness for indoor use.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
Adhesion of the inflorescence is necessarily a frequent accompaniment of fasciation and cohesion of the branches.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
The adhesion of the iris to the pectinaform ligament and cornea is not uniform at all parts of the periphery; it varies in width.
"Glaucoma" by Various
The ecclesiastical compromise of the Tudors had at last won the adhesion of the country at large.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The commanders declared their adhesion to the cause of the blacks and Toussaint Breda.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
Mrs. Plinth had not yet given her adhesion.
"Xingu" by Edith Wharton
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
The shorter of the two (139589a) retains vestiges of a black adhesive for half the length of its convex surface.
"A Burial Cave in Baja California" by William C. Massey
Here is adhesiveness, it is not previously fashion'd, it is apropos; Do you know what it is as you pass to be loved by strangers?
"The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature" by Various
He pulled, the beard came away gradually, with no little pain to Ahmed, for the adhesive was a strong one.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
It would also go far towards weakening the blind adhesion to political organizations.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
But circumstances being changed, would now with the greatest pleasure give in his adhesion to the Saviour and Protector of France!
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
For adhesive labels dissolve 1-1/2 ozs.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford

In poetry:

Now he would lodge right nobly
And sleep serene, secure,
All in a chamber filled with
Adhesive furniture.
"A Vision Splendid" by Victor James Daley
Then tranced by far Fiesole
Softly I sought to steal away;
But his adhesiveness was grim,
I could not pry apart from him:
And so in our hotel-ward walk
Meekly I listened to his talk.
"Florentine Pilgrim" by Robert W Service
OF obedience, faith, adhesiveness;
As I stand aloof and look, there is to me something profoundly
affecting in large masses of men, following the lead of those
who do not believe in men.
"Thought" by Walt Whitman

In news:

After machining, a quick laser beam "unclamps" the part by destroying the adhesive.
Once you understand the role of myofascia, you can see that an adhesion of these fascia would be as horrendous as an adhesion of the pleural fascia (pleurisy).
The resulting fumes should break down the letter's adhesive.
IPS Structural Adhesives recently announced it is leveraging its merger with Holdtite Adhesives Ltd to create a new brand, expand production capacity and introduce new technologies to a broader array of markets.
IPS Structural Adhesives Corp.
Recently announced its acquisition of Holdtite Adhesives Ltd The resulting global company will focus on providing a broad offering of structural adhesive solutions to industrial and commercial markets.
IPS Structural Adhesives Acquires Holdtite Adhesives.
A popular athletic adhesive helps take the pressure off irritated shins.
Styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) used in pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) for labeling are crucial to formulating adhesives with the desired balance of tack, peel and shear adhesion.
The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry.
Adhesives: Three Bottles, Two Bottles, One Bottle, No Bottle.
ASI Global Adhesives and Sealants Directory.
The SpotCure-B is a bench top UV adhesive curing light that employs the latest L.E.D.
Physical Property Modifications in UV-Curable, Pressure Sensitive Adhesives.
Solae Louisville produces industrial products from soy that are used in the paper and board, adhesives, and ink industries.

In science:

Remembering that the clique-number of B (λ, µ) is λ(1) + µ + 1, we see that the adhesion of a tree-decomposition over B (λ, µ) is at most λ(1) + µ + 1.
Fixed-parameter tractability, definability, and model checking
Recall that the adhesion of (T , (At )t∈T ) is at most ν .
Fixed-parameter tractability, definability, and model checking
Such collisions may result in adhesion of the background particles to the moving object and increase its mass.
On the Growth of Dust Particles in a Non-Uniform Solar Nebula
Sinai, Generalized variational principles, global weak solutions and behavior with random initial data for systems of conservation laws arising in adhesion particle dynamics, Commun.
Appendix to paper: A geometric level-set formulation of a plasma-sheath interface
The ABL1 proto-oncogene encodes a cytoplasmic and nuclear protein tyrosine kinase that has been implicated in processes of cell differentiation, cell division, cell adhesion, and stress response.
Multiple tests of association with biological annotation metadata
Gluing of the constituting layers of the bimetallic composites has significant shortcoming since their reversible deformation degrades rather rapidly due to the poor adhesion between the individual layers.
Imprinting bias stress in functional composites
The early problems we have encountered include TES wiring shorts by the Nb residue, pinholes in the dielectric layer, microstrips peeling off under stress, and poor metal-dielectric adhesion due to HCl contamination.
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry
Experimental advances together with improved computations and simulations of Casimir forces make it possible to tailor a nano-device to eliminate unwanted properties caused by the Casimir force such as stiction or adhesion, and hence facilitate the design of better and more effective nano-devices.
Casimir Effect Associated with Fractional Klein-Gordon Field
W on a metallic adhesive sample (sample 3) and only ≃ 0.7 µW on a diffusive paper sheet (sample 5).
Depolarization remote sensing by orthogonality breaking
Frictionless and adhesive nanoindentation: Asymptotic modeling of size effects.
Accounting for the thickness effect in dynamic spherical indentation of a viscoelastic layer: Application to non-destructive testing of articular cartilage
The temperature and thickness depedence of the Casimir force allows control of the adhesion force between two surfaces.
Repulsive Casimir force between silicon dioxide and superconductor
Loosely speaking, the movement of cells is directed by the gradient of the chemical mediator and is slowed down by the adhesion with the substratum.
A well-balanced numerical scheme for a one dimensional quasilinear hyperbolic model of chemotaxis
How Wetting and Adhesion Affect Thermal Conductance of a Range of Hydrophobic to Hydrophilic Aqueous Interfaces. Physical Review Letters 102 (2009). 298.
Nanoscale Heat Transfer: from Computation to Experiment
No preconditioning was performed due to the extreme delicacy and adhesiveness of brain tissue.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
Adhesion is able to describe the large-scale skeleton of structures.
The Cosmological Mass Function