adherence

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See also: adhérence

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French adhérence, from Latin adhærentia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ədˈhɪəɹəns/
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Noun[edit]

adherence (countable and uncountable, plural adherences)

  1. A close physical union of two objects.
  2. Faithful support for some cause.
  3. (medicine) An extent to which a patient continues an agreed treatment plan.
  4. (Scotland, law) The fulfilment of the legal obligation of residing with wife or husband.

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