Meaning of inhesion in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈhiːʒ(ə)n/


  • The action or state of inhering in something.

    ‘Yet the faultless verisimilitude of the flowers conveys little of their actual presence or inhesion.’
    • ‘This inhesion may be imagined in many ways, but two major modes of imagining it come to mind from Tillich's pages.’
    • ‘It is one thing to explain the belief in the identity of material objects by reference to the mind without raising the question of the inhesion of matter.’


Mid 17th century from late Latin inhaesio(n-), from Latin inhaerere ‘stick to’.