• WordNet 3.6
    • adj cohesive causing cohesion "a cohesive agent"
    • adj cohesive cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated "a cohesive organization"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cohesive Cohering, or sticking together, as in a mass; capable of cohering; tending to cohere; as, cohesive clay.
    • Cohesive Holding the particles of a homogeneous body together; as, cohesive attraction; producing cohesion; as, a cohesive force.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cohesive Characterized by, causing, or concerned in cohesion or the quality of adhering together, literally or figuratively: as, cohesive force.
    • cohesive Having the property of cohesion; capable of cohering or sticking; having a tendency to unite and to resist separation: as, a cohesive substance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cohesive having the power of cohering: tending to unite into a mass
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  • Georges Bataille
    “Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cohærēre, cohæsum, co-, together, and hærēre, to stick.


In literature:

There is no single, strong, cohesive native dynasty.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
The cohesion of the liquid explains it, as our young friend here has said.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
It had within it no element of cohesion.
"St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh" by H. J. Lawlor
The Utilitarians had no great talent for cohesion.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
A term borrowed from a Greek proverb signifying attempting impossibilities; without cohesion.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The single-handed disruption of it proved how utterly deprived it was of cohesion and organization.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
As soon as Ernestine had mounted the seat the slackly held gathering showed signs of cohesion.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
"The Romance of Mathematics" by P. Hampson
The cells of certain species of wood appear to lack cohesion, especially at the junction between the annual rings.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Order and cohesion necessary.= Order and cohesion must be maintained within the units if success is to be expected.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The surface is as smooth as a cohesive gold filling, while such a surface is impossible with non-cohesive gold.
"Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth" by Henry L. Ambler
But he hasn't a corresponding capacity for cohesion and give and take.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
My novelistic effort, I am sorry to confess, had no cohesion in it.
"My First Book:" by Various
Dynamic influences have a decisive effect upon cohesion and disruptive tensions.
"A Mechanico-Physiological Theory of Organic Evolution" by Carl Von Nägeli
Who sees electricity, magnetism, gravitation, attraction, cohesion, repulsion?
"Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism" by Allen Putnam
The only answer is a cohesive force.
"The Universe a Vast Electric Organism" by George Woodward Warder
The notion of ethnology did not enter into it so much as the notion of political and social cohesion.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
Thus among the city-states as well as among scattered villages the principle of cohesion was not unknown.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
The rapid spread of the revolt was not a whit less marvelous than its lack of method or cohesion.
"The Red Year" by Louis Tracy
Perhaps the army lacked cohesion; no doubt its bravest soldiers admitted the terrible might and energy of the foe.
"Curious Church Customs" by Various

In news:

Travelling, performing and savoring it all as a cohesive ensemble.
Revision of D2850 - 03a(2007) Standard Test Method for Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial Compression Test on Cohesive Soils.
'The Stravinsky Project' rocks under strong, cohesive performances.
Revision of D4186 - 06 Standard Test Method for One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Saturated Cohesive Soils Using Controlled-Strain Loading.
Working For A Cohesive Community.
Cohesive , With a Relaxed Ambiance.
Our ability to fulfill our mission is in many ways dependent on a strong sense of cohesion .
Will Friend's coaching style, influence makes O-line play cohesively .
Individual miscues sabotage offensive line's cohesiveness .
A make-under, Eberly said, is crafting a cohesive, tasteful design for a space that is overloaded with items that clash.
With cohesive materials, the fine particles are bound to one another and do not enter the voids among the coarse particles.
What does the latest secessionist threat tell us about Oregon's cohesiveness.
Whether you favor a traditional or contemporary aesthetic, there are plenty of options for creating a cohesive look in your bathroom.
The end of the Cold War gave rise to globalization, uniting the world's major players in a single economic system and creating an unprecedentedly cohesive global order for two decades.
Notes, quotes & observations: Locker room cohesion.

In science:

This metric captures the degree of cohesiveness in the network and aims to identify citation projection networks with many “friend-of-a-friend” connections.
Citing for High Impact
Natural science publications have more cohesive and focused citations networks than papers from computer science or social science.
Citing for High Impact
All these facts together suggest that scientific works are usually built upon previous published work of closed, dense and cohesive communities.
Citing for High Impact
Network structure and knowledge transfer: The effects of cohesion and range.
Citing for High Impact
As we use extractive summarization, documents have to be chunked into cohesive textual segments that will be assembled to produce the summary.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
Using cohesion and coherence models for text summarization.
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
This allows us to determine how to improve the Chronological Ordering algorithm using cohesion as an additional constraint.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
Studies show that the level of cohesion has a direct impact on reading comprehension (Halliday & Hasan, 1976).
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
Therefore, good orderings are cohesive; this is what makes the summary readable.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
In other words, orderings that are not cohesive are graded poorly.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
There is a correlation between the quality of the ordering and cohesion.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
The main technical difficulty in incorporating cohesion in our ordering algorithm is to identify and to group topically related themes across multiple documents.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
In other words, given two themes, we need to determine if they belong to the same cohesion block.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
For a single document, topical segmentation (Hearst, 1994) could be used to identify blocks, but this technique is not a possibility for identifying cohesion between sentences across multiple documents.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
This algorithm ensures that cohesively related themes will not be spread over the text and decreases the number of abrupt switches of topics.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization