ad·her·ence /-ˈhɪrən(t)s/ 名詞
1. The quality or state of adhering.
2. The state of being fixed in attachment; fidelity; steady attachment; adhesion; as, adherence to a party or to opinions.
Syn: -- Adherence, Adhesion.
Usage: These words, which were once freely interchanged, are now almost entirely separated. Adherence is no longer used to denote physical union, but is applied, to mental states or habits; as, a strict adherence to one's duty; close adherence to the argument, etc. Adhesion is now confined chiefly to the physical sense, except in the phrase “To give in one's adhesion to a cause or a party.”
n 1: faithful support for a religion or cause or political party
[syn: attachment, adhesion]
2: the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or
the joining of surfaces of different composition [syn: adhesiveness,