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cohesive ‎(comparative more cohesive, superlative most cohesive)

  1. Having cohesion.
    • 2014 November 14, Stephen Halliday, “Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland: Maloney the hero”[1], 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.


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cohesive ‎(plural cohesives)

  1. A substance that provides cohesion
    • 2001, Doris Banowsky Arrington, Home is Where the Art Is[2], ISBN 039808386X:
      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.
    • 2012, Lens Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition[3], ISBN 1481605496:
      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.
  2. (linguistics) A device used to establish cohesion within a text
    • 1988, Michael R. Walrod, Normative Discourse and Persuasion: An Analysis of Gaʹdang ...[4]:
      The fourth of this group of cohesives is the anaphoric, same UT.