Noun Adhesion Definition and Examples







The action or process of adhering to a surface or object.
  1. 'When insulation is used in the cavity, foam-board adhesive is applied to the back for adhesion.'
  2. 'The edge strips were glued in place, held down with sticky tape to ensure good adhesion and left 24 Hrs for the adhesive to fully cure.'
  3. 'In addition to adhesion based on suction, the rim of the sucker can be bent on each side to enclose and grip thin filaments and sheets.'
  4. 'A bonding layer to provide adhesion is required.'
  5. 'This selective texturing alters the surface to provide good adhesion between the tube and the molded or attached components.'
  6. 'Metal pans eventually rust and lose adhesion to the sealer.'
  7. 'They will achieve high adhesion on almost any surface.'
  8. 'Another favorite for secure adhesion on a variety of surfaces is contact cement.'
  9. 'The type of binder and amount used affect everything from stain and crack resistance to adhesion.'
  10. 'The strong adhesion that occurs between the bitumen and mineral aggregate enables the bitumen to act as a binder, with the mineral aggregate providing mechanical strength for the road.'
  11. 'the sole unit provides good adhesion for walking on all surfaces'
  12. 'Must be able to produce optimum adhesion to the racing surface and enhance the aerodynamic balance of a racecar at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.'
  13. 'The Tamora is a car in which to enjoy cross country treks without having to push it to the limits of adhesion.'
  14. 'Adding a softer fire will give the cars more adhesion to the track, but the tires lasted only 20 laps during test runs at Las Vegas, and that reduction in durability will change pit road strategy.'
  15. 'A hint of tyre screech indicated we were approaching the limit of adhesion and our heart rates quickened.'
  16. 'Starting a train from rest with limited power and adhesion of the rear wheels only was always a problem.'
  17. 'Extra adhesion comes from the Pirelli Scorpion 305/40 R22 tires.'
  18. 'Where normal street tyres would be screaming in protest, approaching the very high limit of adhesion in a bend produces chirping noises from the Cup tyres.'
  19. 'After that there was an ice and snow circle track where you could push the cars up to where normally centrifugal force would take over from gravity and tyres adhesion and spin a vehicle into the ditch.'
  20. 'When a molecule attracts to a different substance, this is termed adhesion.'
  21. 'The electrostatic theory suggests that adhesion is the result of differences in the electronegativities of adhering materials.'
  22. 'Direct evidence that the cooperative binding associated with clustering increases adhesion has been provided by atomic force microscopy.'
  23. 'And their professed adhesion to the economic formula of Socialism would not of itself be good enough to alter my attitude towards them.'
  24. 'To be fair to Bodin, the offenses poured out against him by his malicious contemporaries at the time of his adhesion to the League should be analyzed and understood historically.'
  25. 'The group now has 140 members, with a positive trend of adhesion (nearly 100 per cent in the last year).'
  26. 'The protection of minorities, which is one of the political criteria for adhesion to the European Union, has led to programs aimed at improving the lot of Gypsies in central Europe.'
  27. 'Experience has already shown that whatever plans drawn by foreigners have failed to deliver the goods because they are always inexplicable and lack that important local adhesion.'
An abnormal adhering of surfaces due to inflammation or injury.
  1. 'Postoperative adhesions often form in women after reproductive pelvic surgery.'
  2. 'There are no adhesions, abnormal fluid collection, or unusual color changes.'
  3. 'Rubbery bands of scar tissue, called adhesions, may form.'
((n.) 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.|--|(n.) Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as, adhesion to error, to a policy.|--|(n.) Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent.|--|(n.) The molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact. See Cohesion.|--|(n.) Union of surface, normally separate, by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.|--|(n.) The union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant.|--|)


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.Compare cohesion (def 2).

5. Pathology. the abnormal union of adjacent tissues. the tissue involved.

6. Botany. the union of normally separate parts.

7. Railroads. the frictional resistance of rails to the tendency of driving wheels to slip. factor of adhesion.


"There can be adhesion problems."
"There can be adhesion interactions."
"There can be adhesion assays."
"There can be adhesion studies."
"There can be adhesion mechanisms."
"There can be adhesion formations."
"There can be adhesion events."
"There can be adhesion cascades."
"There can be adhesion variceses."
"There can be adhesion sites."
"There can be adhesion signals."
"There can be adhesion resolves."
"There can be adhesion preventions."
"There can be adhesion functions."
"cells can have adhesions."
"adhesions can be to people/places/organizations."
"organizations can have adhesions."
"adhesions can be to collagens."
"adhesions can be to matrices."
"subsets can have adhesions."

Late 15th century: from French adhésion, from Latin adhaesio(n-), from the verb adhaerere (see adhere).

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