adherence Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"adherence" in British English

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adherencenoun [U]

uk   /ədˈhɪə.rəns/  us   /-ˈhɪr.əns/ formal
the ​fact of someone ​behavingexactlyaccording to ​rules, ​beliefs, etc.: He was ​noted for his ​strict adherence to the ​rules.
(Definition of adherence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adherence" in American English

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adherencenoun [U]

 us   /ədˈhɪər·əns, æd-/
the ​obeying of a ​rule or ​law: He ​insists upon adherence to every ​rule, no ​matter how ​silly.
(Definition of adherence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"adherence" in Business English

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adherencenoun [U]

uk   us   /ədˈhɪərəns/ formal
the ​act of doing something according to a particular ​rule, ​standard, ​agreement, etc.: adherence to sth Working with thousands of ​smallfarmers makes strict adherence to ​fairtraderules difficult.
(Definition of adherence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adherence”
in Chinese (Simplified) 严守(规则、信念等)…
in Turkish bağlılık, itaat…
in Russian приверженность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴守(規則、信念等)…
in Polish przestrzeganie…
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