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cohesion (n.)

1670s, "act or state of sticking together," from French cohésion, from Latin cohaesionem (nominative cohaesio) "a sticking together," noun of action from past participle stem of cohaerere "to stick together," from assimilated form ofcom "together" (see co-) + haerere "to adhere, stick" (see hesitation).

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