[ koh-hee-siv-lee ]


  1. holding or fusing together as a single mass:

    Cohesively bonded interfaces are used for applications such as protective coatings and metal-polymer compound systems.

  2. in a unified or well-integrated way:

    To cohesively decorate an entire house, it’s best to stick to a simple color palette throughout.

    Mediation can help family members learn how to communicate and work cohesively to make decisions in a way that will benefit the family as a whole.

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Other Words From

  • non·co·he·sive·ly adverb
  • un·co·he·sive·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cohesively1

First recorded in 1795–1805; cohesive ( def ) + -ly ( def )

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Example Sentences

Plus, the most interesting pieces to watch are the ones that are cohesive and emphasize musicality and emotion, rather than just a bunch of tricks strung together.

From Ozy

When experts talk about virtual restaurants, they talk about “intelligently leveraging brands” and establishing “brand-cohesive touchpoints.”

From Eater

So, really, having a central hub that’s taking in and ingesting all these insights across multiple touchpoints and marketing channels is really going to allow you to have that true cohesive experience across different channels.

One is the siloing of business units, and the second is the lack of a cohesive platform that can support both advertising and subscription products.

From Digiday

People’s willingness to engage in these higher-risk activities highlight the lack of cohesive public health messaging surrounding the virus, which has confused many Americans since March.

From Vox