1. coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness, connection, link, connectedness

usage: the state of cohering or sticking together

2. cohesion, growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis

usage: (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)

3. cohesion, force

usage: (physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the molecules in a solid or liquid

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