Character 9
Hyphenation ad her ence
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Definitions and meanings of "Adherence"

What do we mean by adherence?

The process or condition of adhering. noun

Faithful attachment; devotion. noun

The act or state of sticking or adhering: rare in a physical sense, adhesion being commonly used. Figuratively, the character of being fixed in attachment; fidelity; steady attachment: as, an adherence to a party or opinions; the act of holding to closely: as, a rigid adherence to rules. noun

In Scots law, the return of a husband or wife who has for a time deserted his or her spouse. noun

In painting, the effect of those parts of a picture which, wanting relief, are not detached, and hence appear adhering to the canvas or surface. Fairholt. In logic and metaphysics, the state of being adherent. See adherent, a., 3. noun

In the theory of aggregates, the aggregate of all those points of a point-aggregate which are not limiting points (that is, limits of endless series of points): called the adherence of the point-aggregate; the aggregate of all the remaining points is called its coherence. noun

The quality or state of adhering. noun

The state of being fixed in attachment; fidelity; steady attachment; adhesion. noun

A close physical union of two objects. noun

Faithful support for some cause. noun

An extent to which a patient continues an agreed treatment plan. noun

The property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition noun

Faithful support for a cause or political party or religion noun

A close physical union of two objects.

Faithful support for some cause.

An extent to which a patient continues an agreed treatment plan.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Adherence

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The word "adherence" in example sentences

There is no IVA on books, newspapers, magazines, maps and some other kinds of printed matter, as Hacienda (in adherence to the law) recognizes them as "educational materials". ❋ Unknown (2009)

Shaw Vineyard's 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon was released only this year, in adherence towinemaker Steve Shaw's philosophy that Finger Lakes reds should age for several years much like a Bordeaux. ❋ Unknown (2009)

When you recruit three friends to participate in the transformation with you, you actually greatly increase your chances of creating long-term adherence to your new health habits—at least according to one study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. ❋ Kris Gethin (2011)

What makes you think team adherence is a matter of geography? ❋ Unknown (2010)

Once strong rules, regulations and enforcements are put in place and control and adherence is observed, if seen as needed, adjustments can be made. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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