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 for adhesion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adhesion \Ad*he"sion\, n. [L. adhaesio, fr. adhaerere: cf. F.
     1. 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.
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     2. Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as,
        adhesion to error, adhesion to a policy.
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              His adhesion to the Tories was bounded by his
              approbation of their foreign policy.  --De Quincey.
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     3. Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent.
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              To that treaty Spain and England gave in their
              adhesion.                             --Macaulay.
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     4. (Physics) The molecular attraction exerted between bodies
        in contact. See Cohesion.
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     5. (Med.) The process of uniting surfaces by the formation of
        new fibrous bands resulting from an inflammatory process.
     6. (Med.) One of the fibrous bands resulting from
     7. (Bot.) The union of parts which are separate in other
        plants, or in younger states of the same plant.
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     Syn: Adherence; union. See Adherence.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the
      2: a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally
         separate anatomical structures
      3: the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or
         the joining of surfaces of different composition; "the mutual
         adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was
         required for adhesion" [syn: adhesiveness, adhesion,
         adherence, bond]
      4: faithful support for a cause or political party or religion;
         "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free
         diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive" [syn:
         attachment, adherence, adhesion]

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