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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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