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Meaning of adherent

ad•her•ent

Pronunciation: (ad-hēr'unt, -her'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who follows or upholds a leader, cause, etc.; supporter; follower.
—adj.
  1. sticking; clinging; adhering: an adherent substance.
  2. bound by contract or other formal agreement: the nations adherent to the Geneva Convention.
  3. adnate.
  4. standing before and modifying a noun; attributive.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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