adherence definition

  • noun:
    • the method or condition of adhering.
    • Faithful attachment; devotion: "Adherence on rule of law . . . is a beneficial principle” ( William H. Webster).
    • A close physical union of two items.
    • Faithful support for some cause.
    • An extent to which someone continues an agreed treatment plan.
    • The quality or state of adhering.
    • their state of being fixed in accessory; fidelity; steady attachment; adhesion.
    • The work or state of sticking or sticking: rare in a physical good sense, adhesion being popular. Figuratively, the character of being fixed in attachment; fidelity; constant accessory: as, an adherence to a celebration or views; the act of keeping to closely: because, a rigid adherence to principles.
    • In Scots legislation, the return of a husband or wife that has for a while deserted his or her spouse.
    • In artwork, the consequence of the areas of an image which, desiring relief, are not detached, thus appear adhering to the canvas or surface. Fairholt. In reasoning and metaphysics, the state of being adherent. See adherent, a., 3.
    • within the principle of aggregates, the aggregate of most those things of a point-aggregate that are not restricting points (which, limits of unlimited number of things): called the adherence for the point-aggregate; the aggregate of all staying things is called its coherence.
    • the property of sticking together (since glue and wood) and/or joining of surfaces of various composition
    • faithful help for an underlying cause or political celebration or faith

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