cohesive

[ koh-hee-siv ]
/ koʊˈhi sɪv /

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Sandy and Danny, peanut butter and jelly: these pairs are cohesive because this means being naturally and logically connected.

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adjective

characterized by or causing cohesion: a cohesive agent.
cohering or tending to cohere; well-integrated; unified: a cohesive organization.
Physics. of or relating to the molecular force within a body or substance acting to unite its parts.

Origin of cohesive

First recorded in 1720–30; cohes(ion) + -ive

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cohesive

/ (kəʊˈhiːsɪv) /

adjective

characterized by or causing cohesion
tending to cohere or stick together

Derived Forms

cohesively, adverbcohesiveness, noun
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