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Definition of "adherent" []

  • A supporter, as of a cause or individual: a vote that pleased adherents of education reform. (noun)
  • Sticking or holding fast. (adjective)
  • Botany Joined but not united. Used of dissimilar parts or organs. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adherent" in a sentence
  • "The slain Mungiki adherent is the fourth sect member to be killed by police after members of the outlawed sect hacked two police officers and set their bodies ablaze last Wednesday."
  • "In fact, I'd sooner call adherent to the Chicago Declaration on Biblical Inerrancy "liberals" since they are taking the relatively recent terminology of "inerrancy" and innovating a new definition thereof, without the involvement of, much less the agreement of, large numbers of Christians."
  • "Twitter's version of the calling card should be more developer friendly and it's already more standards adherent, which is another way to say developer friendly."