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Definition of Adhesion


  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.
  2. Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as, adhesion to error, to a policy.
  3. Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent.
  4. The molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact. See Cohesion.
  5. Union of surface, normally separate, by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.
  6. The union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant.

Adhesion Translations

adhesion in Dutch is grip, adhesie
adhesion in Spanish is aglutinante, pegadizo, adherencia