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ADHERENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adherence mean? 

ADHERENCE (noun)
  The noun ADHERENCE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: ADHERENCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADHERENCE (noun)


Sense 1adherence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Faithful support for a religion or cause or political party

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

adherence; adhesion; attachment

Hypernyms ("adherence" is a kind of...):

support (aiding the cause or policy or interests of)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "adherence"):

ecclesiasticism (excessive adherence to ecclesiastical forms and activities)

cabalism; kabbalism (adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation)

royalism (adherence or attachment to a monarchy or to the principle of monarchal government)

traditionalism (adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters))


Sense 2adherence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

adhesiveness; adherence; adhesion; bond

Hypernyms ("adherence" is a kind of...):

stickiness (the property of sticking to a surface)


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