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English noun: adherence

1. adherence (act) faithful support for a cause or political party or religion


SamplesAttachment to a formal agenda.
Adherence to a fat-free diet.
The adhesion of Seville was decisive.


Synonymsadhesion, attachment


Broader (hypernym)support


Narrower (hyponym)cabalism, ecclesiasticism, kabbalism, royalism, traditionalism

2. adherence (attribute) the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition


SamplesThe mutual adhesiveness of cells.
A heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion.


Synonymsadhesion, adhesiveness, bond


Broader (hypernym)stickiness









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