adherence

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noun ad·her·ence \ -ˈhir-ən(t)s \

Definition of adherence

1 :the act, action, or quality of adhering
  • adherence of paint to wood
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

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Origin and Etymology of adherence

see adhere


ADHERENCE Defined for English Language Learners

adherence

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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

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


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