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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Faithful support for a religion or cause or political party; The property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition.

Usage examples (36)
  • Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?
  • What makes you think team adherence is a matter of geography?
  • Faithful: (from m-w. com) "firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty"
  • Finances might be one of the reasons for the lack of long term adherence by some people. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Glue has great "adherence" (act of sticking), and most people are "adherents" (those who stick with an idea) of that statement.
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