What does adherence mean?

Definitions for adherenceædˈhɪər əns, -ˈhɛr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word adherence.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attachment, adherence, adhesion(noun)

    faithful support for a cause or political party or religion

    "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"

  2. adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bond(noun)

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

    "the mutual adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"


  1. adherence(Noun)

    A close physical union of two objects.

  2. adherence(Noun)

    Faithful support for some cause.

  3. adherence(Noun)

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

  4. Origin: From adhérence, from adhærentia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adherence(noun)

    the quality or state of adhering

  2. Adherence(noun)

    the state of being fixed in attachment; fidelity; steady attachment; adhesion; as, adherence to a party or to opinions


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adherence in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adherence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cecilia Samieri:

    It is interesting to notice that people in the top 20 percent of adherence to healthy diets only appear to be protected, while those with milder adherence are not.

  2. Marie Teresa Brown:

    Cost, access to health care, and simply forgetting have in the past been thought by doctors to be the main reason for non-adherence, however, most non-adherence is intentional – patients choose not to take their medications.

  3. Heather Milton:

    The impact of integrating social aspects to fitness has been proven time and time again to enhance adherence and success of healthy behavior change, whether it is support for some or the competition for others, this is a huge element of improving activity and health.

  4. Madalina Sucala:

    The main reason for the lack of significant differences between computerized cognitive behavioral therapy and usual care was low adherence and engagement with treatment, if we want patients to benefit form computerized cognitive behavioral therapy we have to find a way to engage them and increase their adherence.

  5. J. William Fulbright:

    It is not our affluence, or our plumbing, or our clogged freeways that grip the imagination of others. Rather, it is the values upon which our system is built. These values imply our adherence not only to liberty and individual freedom, but also to international peace, law and order, and constructive social purpose. When we depart from these values, we do so at our peril.

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