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adhering

[ ad-heer-ing ]
/ ædˈhɪər ɪŋ /
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adjective
attaching or staying attached; sticking, or causing something to stick, to something else: She worked away with a steel scraper to loosen the adhering carpet where it had been glued to the floor.
devoted in allegiance; attached as a follower, supporter, or member: Under the OECD Council decision on multinational enterprises, each adhering country must set up a National Contact Point for dispute resolution.
holding firmly or closely to something (often used in combination): Respond to all employee complaints promptly and in a professional, confidential, policy-adhering manner.
noun
the act or fact of sticking, clinging, or holding closely or firmly to something: We can't just call for an adhering to due process—we need to actually ensure that due process happens.
Chemistry, Physics. (of two or more dissimilar substances) the fact of being united by a molecular force acting in the area of contact: The adhering of the molecules of a gas on the surface of a solid is called adsorption.
the fact of being devoted or attached to a person or thing as a follower, member, or supporter: Under the law, cruising in an enemy ship intending to capture or destroy American ships is an adhering to the enemies of the United States.
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Origin of adhering

adher(e) + -ing2 for the adjective senses; adher(e) + -ing1 for the noun senses

OTHER WORDS FROM adhering

non·ad·her·ing, adjectiveun·ad·her·ing, adjective
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