Definitions

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  • adj. Having cohesion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Holding the particles of a homogeneous body together; ; producing cohesion.
  • adj. Cohering, or sticking together, as in a mass; capable of cohering; tending to cohere.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by, causing, or concerned in cohesion or the quality of adhering together, literally or figuratively: as, cohesive force.
  • Having the property of cohesion; capable of cohering or sticking; having a tendency to unite and to resist separation: as, a cohesive substance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing cohesion
  • adj. cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated

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Examples

  • You need the whole lot to create what he called a cohesive approach.

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  • This debate about a device to “save” newspapers is fundamentally flawed because it assumes that the newspaper industry will remain cohesive with a single revenue and distribution model, as it did until about 5 years ago.

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  • Schmidt cites solitude as one of the defining characteristics of the developing spiritual movement in the 1800s, and later explores the evolution of a universal spiritual consciousness that became a staple of the movement (if it may be referred to as a cohesive movement at all).

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  • The research team identified three distinct family profiles-one happy, termed cohesive, and two unhappy, termed disengaged and enmeshed.

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  • About numerical methods used for STLs, there are XFEM where cracks can be located arbitrarily on the mesh, or interface elements (also called cohesive zone elements) where cracks are along the interboundaries of the elements (hence it limits the application of the method).

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  • An unstructured document is defined as a cohesive body of text that is electronically accessible, e.g. patent document, news article, legal case, medical journal article

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  • Unfortunately, this means they are trying to unify what I would call a cohesive assault on real science.

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  • Granted, I'm writing about this point as if the story was dealing with any kind of cohesive plot to begin with.

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  • Nina calls the show "cohesive," but chides Mondo for going too far into teenager territory.

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  • And a Definition: A society is a group of individuals existing within a delimited geography who share a cohesive common culture, basic interests, fundamental beliefs, underlying standards of conduct, and governing institutions such that "cohesive" is the governing adverb.

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