her-, hes-

(Latin: stick to, cling to, cleave to)

coherently (a href="http://getwords.com/unit/188/ip:1/il:G">adverb), more coherently, most coherently
1. A reference to something that holds other things together.
2. Characterized by being orderly, logical, and consistent: When people coherently think of bringing their thoughts together in a clear and concise way; then this will usually result in something being well organized.
cohesion (koh HEE zhuhn) (s) (noun), cohesions (pl)
1. The action, or a condition, of uniting together: A social group, a chemical mixture, etc. are parts that make up a unified cohesion by holding together firmly or existing together without conflict.

If people want to maintain their cohesion, then they must not let minor differences of opinions interfere with their major objectives.

A written story whose facts all make sense and fit together has cohesion.

2. Particles of the same substance sticking together: Cake batter usually has cohesion because all of the ingredients are mixed together and cannot be separated again!.

Tar as a substance has cohesion and so does glue.

An act of uniting or sticking together and united as a group.
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cohesive (adjective), more cohesive, most cohesive
1. Having the property of holding or working together as a united whole.
2. In physics, the intermolecular attraction by which the elements of a body are held together.
cohesively (adverb), more cohesively, most cohesively
A reference to anything that tends to unite in a mass and to resist separation.
cohesiveness (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
When the members of a group, or society, are united and working together effectively.
hesitance (s) (noun), hesitances (pl)
hesitancy (s) (noun), hesitancies (pl)
1. Having a certain degree of unwillingness to do something.
2. An involuntary delay or an inability in starting something.
hesitant (adjective), more hesitant, most hesitant
Reluctant to do, or to say, something because of indecision or lack of confidence.
hesitantly (adverb), more hesitantly, most hesitantly
hesitate (verb), hesitates; hesitated; hesitating
1. To be slow in doing something, or to pause while doing or saying something; often because of uncertainty or reluctance.
2. To be reluctant to do, or to say, something.
3. Etymologically, to hesitate means "to become stuck".

It comes from Latin haesitare, a derivative of haerere, "to hold fast, to stick".

The basic idea of hesitate refers to being "held back", or in speech of "stammering", and so of being unable to act or speak promptly or decisively.

hesitater (s) (noun), hesitaters (pl)
1. Someone who wavers or is irresolute; a waverer.
2. Anyone who holds back because of doubt or indecision.
hesitation (s) (noun), hesitations (pl)
1. A pausie or delay in deciding or acting, due to irresolution; the condition of doubt in relation to action.
2. The state of being reluctant or undecided.
3. A pause, or faltering, in speech which may lead to stammering.
4. Etymology: from Latin hæsitationem, hæsitatio, "irresolution, uncertainty"; from hæsitare, "to stick fast, to stammer in speech, to be undecided"; a recurring action of hærere, "to stick, to cling".
inchoate (in KOH it) (adjective), more inchoate, most inchoate
1. Pertaining to something just beginning to develop: Jackie had this inchoate idea of going to France as an exchange student, and when she got more information regarding this and told her parents about her idea, they thought it would be possible!
2. Regarding something which is only partly or imperfectly formed or developed; partly in existence: Sally had to write a term paper and she had an inchoate outline, which she showed to her teacher first, before beginning to think about it seriously and expanding on it.
3. Concerning something which lacks structure, order, or organization: During the writing process of an inchoate character in a novel, the narrative flounders, or breaks down.
4. Etymology: from Latin inchoatus, inchoare, alteration of incohare, "to begin"; originally "to hitch up".

Inchoate is believed to have been borrowed directly from Late Latin inchoationem, nominative inchoatio, from Latin inchoare, and incorrectly altered from incohare, "to begin, to start out".

It originally referred to "hitch up" (a wagon or plough); from in-, "on" + cohum, "strap by which a shaft or plough was fastened to the oxen's yoke".

—Based on information from The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology;
Robert K. Barnhart, Editor; The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988, page 518.
A reference to something that is existing in an early stage of development.
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Relating to the beginning of a process.
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Descriptive of something that is imperfectly developed and incomplete.
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inchoately (adverb), more inchoately, most inchoately
A reference to something that is only partly in existence; especially, imperfectly formed or formulated.
inchoation (s) (noun), inchoations (pl)
The act of beginning something; such as, a commencement, an inception, or an origin.