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Definition of "adherence" []

  • The process or condition of adhering. (noun)
  • Faithful attachment; devotion: "Adherence to the rule of law . . . is a very important principle” ( William H. Webster). (noun)

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 "adherence" in a sentence
  • "Shaw Vineyard's 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon was released only this year, in adherence towinemaker Steve Shaw's philosophy that Finger Lakes reds should age for several years much like a Bordeaux."
  • "There is no IVA on books, newspapers, magazines, maps and some other kinds of printed matter, as Hacienda (in adherence to the law) recognizes them as "educational materials"."
  • "When you recruit three friends to participate in the transformation with you, you actually greatly increase your chances of creating long-term adherence to your new health habits—at least according to one study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology."