"cohesion" in the noun sense
1. coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness
the state of cohering or sticking together
botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the molecules in a solid or liquid
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