Definitions for adherenceædˈhɪər əns, -ˈhɛr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•her•enceædˈhɪər əns, -ˈhɛr-(n.)

  1. steady devotion, allegiance, or attachment.

  2. the act or state of adhering.

Origin of adherence:

1525–35; < ML

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

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