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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 192 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ADHESION (from Lat. adhaerere, to adhere), the process of adhering or clinging to anything. In a figurative sense, adhesion (like "adherent ") is used of any attachment to a party or movement; but the word is also employed technically in psychology, pathology and botany. In psychology Bain and others use it of association of ideas and action; in pathology an adhesion is an abnormal union of surfaces; and in botany "adhesion" is used of dissimilar parts, e.g. in floral whorls; in opposition to "cohesion," which applies to similar parts, e.g. of the same whorl.
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