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cohesion (n.)

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

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