adherent

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See also: adhérent and adhèrent

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English adherent, from Old French adherent, from Latin adhaerēns, present participle of adhaereō (to stick to, cling).

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  • IPA(key): /ædˈ(h)ɪəɹənt/, /əd-/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

adherent (comparative more adherent, superlative most adherent)

adherent sand
  1. Adhesive, sticking to something.
    • 1738, Alexander Pope, Imitations of Horace, Book II, Epistle II:
      Close to the cliff with both his hands he clung
      And stuck adherent, and suspended hung.
  2. Having the quality of clinging or sticking fast to something.
  3. (botany) Attaching or pressing against a different organ.

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Noun[edit]

adherent (plural adherents)

  1. A person who has membership in some group, association or religion.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin adhaerēns.

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adherent (masculine and feminine plural adherents)

  1. adherent

Noun[edit]

adherent m or f (plural adherents)

  1. adherent

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Latin[edit]

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adhērent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of adhēreō

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /adxěrent/
  • Hyphenation: ad‧he‧rent

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adhèrent m (Cyrillic spelling адхѐрент)

  1. adherent

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