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v. con·formed, con·form·ing, con·forms
a. To be or act in accord with a set of standards, expectations, or specifications: a computer that conforms with the manufacturer's advertising claims; students learning to conform to school safety rules. See Synonyms at correspond.
b. To act, often unquestioningly, in accordance with traditional customs or prevailing standards: "Our table manners ... change from time to time, but the changes are not reasoned out; we merely notice and conform" (Mark Twain).
2. To be similar in form or pattern: a windy road that conforms to the coastline; a shirt that conforms to different body shapes.
To bring into accord or agreement; cause to correspond or comply: "a woman who has conformed herself to the male-designed image of virtuous widowhood so that she can live in peace" (Jennifer Panek). See Synonyms at adapt.

[Middle English conformen, from Old French conformer, from Latin cōnfōrmāre, to shape after : com-, com- + fōrmāre, to shape (from fōrma, shape).]

con·form′er n.
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In terms of conformers, "lost souls" are insecure individuals who lack a clear sense of self and who find a sense of identity, purpose and belonging through their affiliation with strong, powerful leaders and their groups.
Contract award: delivery lenses and ophthalmic conformers (dzp-ab-271-179 / 2014).
Similarly to the successful starting steps (4) of more recent developments (6) on nonlinear creep of macromolecular materials, let us first briefly consider as paradigm of those elementary structural features and motions a set of interchanging "gauche" and "trans" chain conformers.
Survey results showed "significant differences" in vaccination attitudes between conformers and nonconformers.
Density functional theory (DFT/B3LYP) and Moller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2) are used for calculating the optimized structure for malealdehyde and fumaraldehyde conformers with sulphur and selenium analogues.
of Chicago) presents seven papers on: the influence of the geometric phase on reaction dynamics, optimal control theory for manipulating molecular processes, comprehension and control of nonadiabatic chemical dynamics and manifestation of molecular functions, exploration of multiple reaction paths to a single product channel, photoelectron circular dichroism in chiral molecules, spectroscopy of the potential energy surfaces for C-H and C-O bond activation by transition metal and metal oxide cation, and stabilization of different conformers of weakly bound complexes to access varying excited-state intermolecular dynamics.
Although ethanol, the "key," is achiral, it has two chiral conformers (gauche) corresponding to the orientation of the methyl group with respect to the O-H bond, and one achiral (trans) conformer (see Figure 2).
At ITEB RAS we have invented both, the means of producing active conformers of succinates and the methods of studying molecular conformation of highly sensitive substances.
Transforming learners used the Internet while conformers did not and yet conformer learners performed the most self-care practices.
34]) [14] the task of designing conformers of the kerogen seems to be a hopelessly complicated unreasonable task.
Molecular modeling studies have lead us to the hypothesis that intercalating and hydrogen bonding interactions with all of the conformers G-4 DNA are plausible.