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Meaning of ADHERENCE

Pronunciation:  ad'heeruns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  faithful support for a religion or cause or political party
  2. [n]  the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

ADHERENCE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: adhesion, adhesion, adhesiveness, attachment, bond
 See Also: ecclesiasticism, stickiness, support, traditionalism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad*her"ence\, n. [Cf. F. adh['e]rence, LL.
1. The quality or state of adhering.

2. The state of being fixed in attachment; fidelity; steady
   attachment; adhesion; as, adherence to a party or to

Syn: {Adherence}, {Adhesion}.

Usage: These words, which were once freely interchanged, are
       now almost entirely separated. Adherence is no longer
       used to denote physical union, but is applied, to
       mental states or habits; as, a strict adherence to
       one's duty; close adherence to the argument, etc.
       Adhesion is now confined chiefly to the physical
       sense, except in the phrase ``To give in one's
       adhesion to a cause or a party.''

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Refers to the ability of bacteria adhere (stick) to host surfaces.
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