cohesion cohesion  /koʊ ˈhi ʒən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of cohering or sticking together
  2. (n) (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
  3. (n) (physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the molecules in a solid or liquid

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Usage(s):

  1. Simply inconceiveable how unit morale and cohesion could be maintained without strict enforcement of dont ask, dont tell.
  2. Friday Today's idea: Research finds that ethnic diversity reduces social trust and cohesion, at least in the short term.
  3. The unit cohesion argument used by those who want to continue DADT is a smoikescreen.

News

  1. Copying Mark Sanchez, New York Jets' Antonio Cromartie to Host DB Camp

    COMMENTARY | Following the lead of New York Jets' quarterback Mark Sanchez, teammate and cornerback Antonio Cromartie will be hosting an offseason camp for the team's defensive backs in California. In the aftermath of the trade of star cornerback Darrelle Revis, the Jets' secondary has undergone massive changes. If Cromartie is succesful, a degree of defensive team unity and cohesion will be ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Community Bonding Protects Your Happiness in Times of Stress

    Emerging research suggests that social cohesion across communities can help others cope better with crises, and improve happiness among individuals. Economist Dr. John Helliwell and colleagues from the University of British Columbia in Canada believe this shows that part of the reason for this greater resilience is the fact that humans are more than simply [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  3. 'White-collar' brothers find cohesion in Eastview boys' lacrosse season

    The defending lacrosse state champions from Eastview battled through good times and bad and gained new cohesion for the season.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. ...in 1932 in Shillington, a small town in Pennsylvania, Updike spoke for millions of Depression-era readers raised by "penny-pinching parents", united by "the patriotic cohesion of world war two" and blessed by a "disproportionate...
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: John Updike Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "It's based on unit cohesion," Rumsfeld said. "The principle is that -- in the event there is something that requires a unit to be involved in, and people are in a personal situation where their time was ending -- they put a stop-loss on it...
    on Dec 8, 2004 By: Donald Rumsfeld Source: CNN

  3. Stephen Harper, the Canadian prime minister and host of the summit in Toronto, said "the cohesion of the G20 was striking". "We're following different policies but with a single objective; to ensure growth and recovery in a durable and...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: Aljazeera.net

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