adhesion

adhesional, adj.
/ad hee"zheuhn/, n.
1. the act or state of adhering; state of being adhered or united: the adhesion of parts united by growth.
2. steady or devoted attachment, support, etc.; adherence.
3. assent; concurrence.
4. Physics. the molecular force of attraction in the area of contact between unlike bodies that acts to hold them together. Cf. cohesion (def. 2).
5. Pathol.
a. the abnormal union of adjacent tissues.
b. the tissue involved.
6. Bot. the union of normally separate parts.
7. Railroads.
a. the frictional resistance of rails to the tendency of driving wheels to slip.
[1615-25; < ML adhesion- for L adhaesion- (s. of adhaesio) a clinging, equiv. to adhaes(us), ptp. of adhaerere to ADHERE + -ion- -ION]

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  • Adhesion — Adhésion En physique, l adhésion est l ensemble des phénomènes physico chimiques qui se produisent lorsque l’on met en contact intime deux matériaux, dans le but de créer une résistance mécanique à la séparation. Une fois le contact établi, l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Adhesion — is the tendency of certain dissimilar molecules to cling together due to attractive forces.Mechanisms of adhesionFive mechanisms have been proposed to explain why one material sticks to another:Mechanical adhesionAdhesive materials fill the voids …   Wikipedia

  • Adhesion — Ad*he sion, n. [L. adhaesio, fr. adhaerere: cf. F. adh[ e]sion.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Adherence;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adhésion — ADHÉSION. s. f. Union, jonction. Ces deux corps ont ensemble une adhésion qui les rend difficiles à séparer. [b]f♛/b] Il signifie aussi, Action d adhérer, et en ce sens il se dit principalement D un acte par lequel une Puissance adhère à un… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • adhesion — I (affixing) noun adherence, adhesiveness, agglomeration, agglutination, aggregation, attachment, cementation, clinging, close contact, coadunation, coagulation, coherence, cohesion, cohesiveness, concretion, condensation, congelation,… …   Law dictionary

  • adhesion — (n.) 1620s, from Fr. adhésion or directly from L. adhaesionem (nom. adhaesio) a sticking to, noun of action from pp. stem of adhaerare (see ADHERENT (Cf. adherent)). Adhesion is generally used in the material, and adherence in the metaphysical… …   Etymology dictionary

  • adhesión — sustantivo femenino 1. Acción y resultado de adherirse a una idea, grupo o persona: Demostraron su adhesión al rey. Mi adhesión al partido es muy antigua. 2. Área: física Fuerza de atracción que mantiene unidas moléculas de distinta especie… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Adhesion — Adhesion. См. Адгезия. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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  • adhesion — *adherence Antonyms: nonadhesion, inadhesion …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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