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Meaning of compliance by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -aɪəns


    compliance ( countable and uncountable; plural: compliances )

    1. An act of complying .
    2. ( uncountable ) The state of being compliant .
    3. ( uncountable ) The tendency of conforming with or agreeing to the wishes of others .
    4. A measure of the extension or displacement of a loaded structure; its flexibility
    5. ( medicine ) The accuracy with which a patient follows an agreed treatment plan
    6. ( uncountable, business ) the department of a business that ensures all government regulations are complied with

Explanation of compliance by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of submitting

    2. acting according to certain accepted standards

    3. a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

    Definition of compliance by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Compliance n. [See Comply.]
      1. The act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission.

      What compliances will remove dissension? Swift.

      Ready compliance with the wishes of his people. Macaulay.

      2. A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.

      A man of few words and of great compliance. Clarendon.

      Syn. -- Concession; submission; consent; obedience; performance; execution; acquiescence; assent.