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cohesion (noun) sticking together; keeping together.
If a number of things stick together, they have cohesion. Social cohesion is the different classes of society sticking together, or remaining close together. When there is cohesion among a group of people, they are connected with one another in some way, have unity in some sense and are together. If there is cohesion among a set of ideas, they are related to one another and form a single unit. In writing, or in speech, cohesion is seen in the close relationship among ideas and logical sequence of sentences, leading to unity or oneness in thought and expression.
- In spite of the highly varied origins of the immigrants who made the US their home, there is a social cohesion among them, which makes them feel that they are all the nationals of the US.
- In a democracy, with different political parties having different ideologies, political cohesion is important, because with all their differences, the parties should all work for the nation's progress and security.