Definition of Adhesiveness

1. Noun. The property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition. "A heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"

Exact synonyms: Adherence, Adhesion, Bond
Generic synonyms: Stickiness
Derivative terms: Adherent, Adhere, Adhere, Adhesive, Bond

Definition of Adhesiveness

1. n. The quality of sticking or adhering; stickiness; tenacity of union.

Definition of Adhesiveness

1. Noun. The quality of being, or the degree to which a thing is, adhesive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adhesiveness

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Medical Definition of Adhesiveness

1. 1. The quality of sticking or adhering; stickiness; tenacity of union. 2. Propensity to form and maintain attachments to persons, and to promote social intercourse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adhesiveness

adhesive arachnoiditis
adhesive atelectasis
adhesive bandage
adhesive capsulitis
adhesive friction
adhesive inflammation
adhesive material
adhesive otitis
adhesive pericarditis
adhesive peritonitis
adhesive plaster
adhesive pleurisy
adhesive tape
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Literary usage of Adhesiveness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A System of phrenology by George Combe (1860)
"I conceive this to arise from strong adhesiveness in both, combined with other faculties in each, which do not harmonize. ..."

2. Mental Science: A Compendium of Psychology, and the History of Philosophy by Alexander Bain (1870)
"(2) An adhesiveness for the Subject or Material of the Art is of ... The musician would derive advantage from an adhesiveness for sounds as such. ..."

3. Mental Science: A Compendium of Psychology, and the History of Philosophy by Alexander Bain (1886)
"The memory of our feelings or emotions, in their pure subject character, as in pleasure and pain, comes under the proper adhesiveness of the subject states. ..."

4. A New System of Phrenology by John Shertzer Hittell (1857)
"adhesiveness. XXXIII. This organ is located between Combative- ness and ... I have no organ to occupy the place ascribed by Gall to adhesiveness. ..."

5. Elements of Phrenology by George Combe (1835)
"arising from this organ, combined with Cautiousness, Self-Esteem, adhesiveness or Acquisitiveness. The organ is small in the American Indians, ..."

6. A New System of Phrenology by James Stanley Grimes (1839)
"It may be objected, that this ardent attachment is not produced by Amativeness, without being combined with adhesiveness. This is true, but neither can ..."

7. Education as a science by Alexander Bain (1897)
"In the process of uniting word to word there is exemplified the purely verbal adhesiveness of the mind. embodied principally in the ear, for spoken language ..."

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