adherence

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noun ad·her·ence \-ˈhir-ən(t)s\

Definition of adherence

  1. 1 :  the act, action, or quality of adhering <adherence of paint to wood>

  2. 2 :  steady or faithful attachment :  fidelity <adherence to a political party>

Examples of adherence in a sentence

  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>

Origin and Etymology of adherence

see adhere


First Known Use: 15th century


ADHERENCE Defined for English Language Learners

adherence

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noun ad·her·ence \-ˈhir-ən(t)s\

Definition of adherence for English Language Learners

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


ADHERENCE Defined for Kids

adherence

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noun ad·her·ence \ad-ˈhir-əns\

Definition of adherence for Students

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



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