from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process or condition of adhering.
- n. Faithful attachment; devotion: "Adherence to the rule of law . . . is a very important principle” ( William H. Webster).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A close physical union of two objects.
- n. Faithful support for some cause.
- n. An extent to which a patient continues an agreed treatment plan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of adhering.
- n. The state of being fixed in attachment; fidelity; steady attachment; adhesion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- n. In Scots law, the return of a husband or wife who has for a time deserted his or her spouse.
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
- n. faithful support for a cause or political party or religion
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.
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".
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.
Once strong rules, regulations and enforcements are put in place and control and adherence is observed, if seen as needed, adjustments can be made.
What makes you think team adherence is a matter of geography?
After taking her class in spring 2008, Bryce Burton -- a May 2009 K-State graduate in kinesiology from Lyons -- decided to study the effects of people's body image on their long-term adherence to physical activity.
"Long-term adherence is meeting one of these guidelines every week for more than six months," she said.
And the more like rocket science one's diet plan feels, Todd and Mata report, the less likely that long-term adherence and maintenance is to succeed.
"This should be an additional reason to encourage patients to carry out several types of physical activity to avoid exercise boredom and promote better long-term adherence to exercise programs," Dr. Vona said.
"Long-term adherence to training programs is necessary to maintain vascular benefits on endothelial function," Dr. Vona said.
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