Adherence - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ədˈhɪrəns|  American pronunciation of the word adherence
Brit.  |ədˈhɪərəns|  British pronunciation of the word adherence

noun

- faithful support for a cause or political party or religion(syn: adhesion, attachment)

adherence to a fat-free diet

- the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition (syn: adhesion, adhesiveness, bond)

Examples

...you'd think these refrigerator magnets would have better adherence—they fall off every time I open the door...

...adherence to convention requires that the couple send out formal wedding invitations...

He insists on strict adherence to the rules.

...this administration's steadfast adherence to secrecy is beginning to cost it the trust of the voters...

...an uncompromising adherence to the rules that would do a schoolmarm proud...

the newspaper's proclaimed adherence to the government's policy

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