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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: cohaesus, past participle of cohaerere; COHERE

cohesion

noun
     
co‧he‧sion [uncountable]
1 if there is cohesion among a group of people, a set of ideas etc, all the parts or members of it are connected or related in a reasonable way to form a whole:
a sense of community and social cohesion
2 technical a close relationship, based on grammar or meaning, between two parts of a sentence or a larger piece of writing

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