noun ad·her·ence \-ˈhir-ən(t)s\

: the act of adhering; especially : the act of doing what is required by a rule, belief, etc.

Full Definition of ADHERENCE

:  the act, action, or quality of adhering
:  steady or faithful attachment :  fidelity

Examples of ADHERENCE

  1. <you'd think these refrigerator magnets would have better adherence—they fall off every time I open the door>
  2. <adherence to convention requires that the couple send out formal wedding invitations>

First Known Use of ADHERENCE

ADHERENCE Defined for Kids


noun ad·her·ence \ad-ˈhir-əns\

Definition of ADHERENCE for Kids

:  the act of doing what is required by <adherence to the terms of a contract>


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