cohesive

[koh-hee-siv]
adjective
1.
characterized by or causing cohesion: a cohesive agent.
2.
cohering or tending to cohere; well-integrated; unified: a cohesive organization.
3.
Physics. of or pertaining to the molecular force within a body or substance acting to unite its parts.

Origin:
1720–30; cohes(ion) + -ive

cohesively, adverb
cohesiveness, noun
noncohesive, adjective
noncohesively, adverb
noncohesiveness, noun
uncohesive, adjective
uncohesively, adverb
uncohesiveness, noun
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cohesive (kəʊˈhiːsɪv)
 
adj
1.  characterized by or causing cohesion
2.  tending to cohere or stick together
 
cohesively
 
adv
 
cohesiveness
 
n

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Example sentences
But don't expect style, dazzle or even cohesiveness from the season's last.
In other words a small increase in social cohesiveness led to a huge jump in
  productivity.
Ask students to consider additional factors that might affect a country's
  cohesiveness.
The cohesiveness of consciousness is essential to our judgments about cause and
  effect-and, therefore, to our sense of self.
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