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 for adhesion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adhesion \Ad*he"sion\, n. [L. adhaesio, fr. adhaerere: cf. F.
     adh['e]sion.]
     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.
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     2. Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as,
        adhesion to error, adhesion to a policy.
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              His adhesion to the Tories was bounded by his
              approbation of their foreign policy.  --De Quincey.
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     3. Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent.
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              To that treaty Spain and England gave in their
              adhesion.                             --Macaulay.
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     4. (Physics) The molecular attraction exerted between bodies
        in contact. See Cohesion.
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     5. (Med.) The process of uniting surfaces by the formation of
        new fibrous bands resulting from an inflammatory process.
        [AS]
  
     6. (Med.) One of the fibrous bands resulting from
        adhesion[5].
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     7. (Bot.) The union of parts which are separate in other
        plants, or in younger states of the same plant.
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     Syn: Adherence; union. See Adherence.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adhesion
      n 1: abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the
           abdomen
      2: a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally
         separate anatomical structures
      3: the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or
         the joining of surfaces of different composition; "the mutual
         adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was
         required for adhesion" [syn: adhesiveness, adhesion,
         adherence, bond]
      4: faithful support for a cause or political party or religion;
         "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free
         diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive" [syn:
         attachment, adherence, adhesion]

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