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- Having cohesion.
2014 November 14, Stephen Halliday, “Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland: Maloney the hero”, The Scotsman:
- Maloney’s moment of magic ensured they did not. For Scotland, who produced the best of what cohesive football there was on the night, it was a merited outcome.
cohesive (plural cohesives)
- A substance that provides cohesion
- The thesaurus (Chapman, 1977) lists two pages of mechanical tools, two pages of joining functions, and a half page of adhesives, binders, and cohesives used to build or repair consumer goods.
- Direct comparison meta-analysis showed that viscoadaptives lead to a lower loss in cell density compared with very low viscosity dispersives, and compared with super viscous cohesives.
- (linguistics) A device used to establish cohesion within a text
1988, Michael R. Walrod, Normative Discourse and Persuasion: An Analysis of Gaʹdang ...:
- The fourth of this group of cohesives is the anaphoric, same UT.