- the abnormal union of adjacent tissues.
- the tissue involved.
- the frictional resistance of rails to the tendency of driving wheels to slip.
- factor of adhesion.
Origin of adhesion
Examples from the Web for adhesion
Certainly it is obstinacy in error that makes the heretic, for a just God can punish only the adhesion of the will to error.
Its adhesion being overcome in the least possible degree, it moves in the same degree tangentially.
His sufferings during the Hundred Days made to pardon his adhesion to him who was Emperor.The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
And the reason perhaps may be this—The particles of water have a mutual attraction, called the attraction of adhesion.
On this condition I would give in my adhesion to the abolition of privateering.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume VIII (of 20)|Charles Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for adhesion
Word Origin for adhesion
Word Origin and History for adhesion
1620s, from French adhésion or directly from Latin adhaesionem (nominative adhaesio) "a sticking to," noun of action from past participle stem of adhaerare (see adherent).
Adhesion is generally used in the material, and adherence in the metaphysical sense. [Johnson]