Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process or condition of adhering.
  • noun Faithful attachment; devotion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of adhering.
  • noun The state of being fixed in attachment; fidelity; steady attachment; adhesion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A close physical union of two objects.
  • noun Faithful support for some cause.
  • noun medicine An extent to which a patient continues an agreed treatment plan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French adhérence, from Latin adhærentia

Examples

  • 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".

    USPS Priority mail flat/ rate packages

  • 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".

    USPS Priority mail flat/ rate packages

  • 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".

    USPS Priority mail flat/ rate packages

  • 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".

    USPS Priority mail flat/ rate packages

  • 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.

    Body by Design

  • 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".

    USPS Priority mail flat/ rate packages

  • 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.

    Jason Feulner

  • 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".

    USPS Priority mail flat/ rate packages

  • 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".

    USPS Priority mail flat/ rate packages

  • 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".

    USPS Priority mail flat/ rate packages

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