(Adhesive)n (1) Adhesive bond between joined substrates, the force required to break the bond divided by the bond area (Pa) ( Tensile-Shear Strength. The term adherence is frequently used in place of bond strength Adhesion and Bond). (2) Of fiber-reinforced laminates, the strength of the bond between fiber and matrix. (3) The degree of attraction between adjacent atoms within a molecule, usually expressed in J/mol. (Skeist I (ed) (1990) Handbook of adhesives. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York) See Peel Adhesion.