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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·her·ence /-ˈhɪrən(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ad·her·ence /-ˈhɪrən(t)s/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·her·ence n.
 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.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
          adhesion, bond]