cohesion

Cohesion means sticking together. If your group of friends heads to the lunchroom as a team and sits all together, you're demonstrating strong cohesion.

Cohesion is a word that comes to us through physics, where cohesion describes particles that are the same and tend to stick together — water molecules, for example. Outside of physics, cohesion describes unity among parts, and is something to be sought after. A team that has good cohesion is often a team that wins.

Definitions of cohesion
  1. noun
    the state of cohering or sticking together
    synonyms: coherence, coherency, cohesiveness
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    Antonyms:
    incoherence, incoherency
    lack of cohesion or clarity or organization
    types:
    consistency
    logical coherence and accordance with the facts
    continuity
    uninterrupted connection or union
    type of:
    connectedness, connection, link
    the state of being connected
  2. noun
    (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
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    development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny
    (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  3. noun
    (physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the molecules in a solid or liquid
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    type of:
    force
    (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
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