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1    the act or state of cohering; tendency to unite  
2      (Physics)   the force that holds together the atoms or molecules in a solid or liquid, as distinguished from adhesion  
3      (Botany)   the fusion in some plants of flower parts, such as petals, that are usually separate  
     (C17: from Latin cohaesus stuck together, past participle of cohaerere to cohere)  
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