- The definition of adherence is the act of sticking to something, figuratively or literally.
- An example of adherence is when a picture with two-sided tape sticks to the wall.
- An example of adherence is when you continue to believe something even when others argue and tell you that you are wrong.
adherence definition by Webster's New World
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the act of adhering; specif., attachment (to a person, cause, etc.); devotion and support
adherence definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The process or condition of adhering.
- Faithful attachment; devotion: “Adherence to the rule of law . . . is a very important principle” (William H. Webster).
adherence - Medical Definition
The extent to which the patient continues the agreed-upon mode of treatment under limited supervision when faced with conflicting demands, as distinguished from compliance or maintenance.