Noun Adherence Definition and Examples







Attachment or commitment to a person, cause, or belief.
  1. 'he moved to Avignon and won the adherence of the French king'
  2. 'Where written policies existed, they varied widely in adherence to the guidelines.'
  3. 'The authors call for strengthening responses for victims of violence and promoting adherence to international treaties.'
  4. 'They advocate adherence to the dietary guidelines as the most appropriate way to achieve a positive outcome.'
  5. 'Ceremony implies honor, and honor implies an adherence to traditions.'
  6. 'They avoid adherence to any one approach.'
The quality or process of sticking fast to an object or surface.
  1. 'A healthy colon with adequate mucus production and appropriate bacterial colonization prevents the adherence of pathogenic bacteria.'
  2. 'These "primary colonizers" produce proteins that allow for attachment and adherence to the tooth surface.'
  3. 'The aim was to reduce the surface tension of the oil and its adherence to the rock face.'
  4. 'The drug's effect of preventing cellular adherence might be an important mechanism for curing the patients with cerebral thrombosis.'
  5. 'In one type of biofilm, bacterial cells are embedded more randomly in a slime layer which often mediates adherence of cells to surfaces.'
((n.) The quality or state of adhering.|--|(n.) The state of being fixed in attachment; fidelity; steady attachment; adhesion; as, adherence to a party or to opinions.|--|)


1. the quality of adhering; steady devotion, support, allegiance, or attachment: adherence to a party; rigid adherence to rules.

2. the act or state of adhering; adhesion.


"adherences can be to criteria."
"adherences can be to standards."
"adherences can be to principles."
"adherences can be to codes."
"adherences can be to rules."
"adherences can be to treaties."
"adherences can be to agreements."
"adherences can be to policies."
"adherences can be to people/places/organizations."
"adherences can be to places."
"adherences can be to guidelines."
"adherences can be to programmes."
"adherences can be to pacts."
"adherences can be to norms."
"adherences can be to lines."
"adherences can be to ideals."
"adherences can be to accords."
"adherences can be to traditions."
"adherences can be to tenets."
"adherences can be to targets."

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