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. Al Ashry:

    I think physicians should continue to do their due diligence in counseling patients about the importance of adherence to CPAP.

  2. President Enrique Pena Nieto:

    With openness, responsibility and adherence to the law, the (attorney general's office) will keep working so that there is justice.

  3. 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.

  4. Clara Chow:

    If text message-based support improves medical adherence, it has the potential to prevent major clinical events such as heart attacks, strokes and premature death.

  5. Mike Middleton:

    The time has come for us to acknowledge and address our daunting challenges, and return to our relentless adherence to the University of Missouri’s mission to discover, disseminate, preserve and apply knowledge.

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