Meaning of “adherent” in the English Dictionary

"adherent" in British English

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adherentadjective

uk /ədˈhɪə.rənt/ us /ədˈhɪr.ənt/ formal

sticky:

an adherent surface

adherentnoun [ C ]

uk /ədˈhɪə.rənt/ us /ədˈhɪr.ənt/ formal

a person who strongly supports a particular person, principle, or set of ideas:

She has long been an adherent of the Communist Party.

(Definition of “adherent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adherent" in American English

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adherentnoun [ C ]

us /ədˈhɪər·ənt, æd-/

someone who strongly supports an idea, plan, person, etc.:

She has been an adherent of home schooling for years.

(Definition of “adherent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)