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con·form·i·ty

 (kən-fôr′mĭ-tē)
n. pl. con·form·i·ties
1. Similarity in form or character; agreement: I acted in conformity with my principles.
2. Action or behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws: conformity to university regulations.
3. Geology
a. The relationship between rock or sediment strata that were deposited adjacently or vertically in sequence without any interruption due to erosion, tilting, folding, or similar natural processes.
b. A surface exhibiting such a relationship between older rock strata and younger rock strata.

conformity

(kənˈfɔːmɪtɪ) or

conformance

n, pl -ities or -ances
1. compliance in actions, behaviour, etc, with certain accepted standards or norms
2. correspondence or likeness in form or appearance; congruity; agreement
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) compliance with the practices of an established church

con•form•i•ty

(kənˈfɔr mɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. action in accord with prevailing social standards, attitudes, practices, etc.
2. correspondence in form, nature, or character; agreement; congruity.
3. compliance or acquiescence; obedience.
4. the relationship between adjacent conformable geologic strata. Compare unconformity (def. 2).
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin]
usage: Senses of conformity involving obedience generally take to (conformity to fire regulations); those involving agreement or correspondence, with (an idea in conformity with earlier notions).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conformity - correspondence in form or appearance
agreement, correspondence - compatibility of observations; "there was no agreement between theory and measurement"; "the results of two tests were in correspondence"
justness, nicety, rightness - conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety; "it was performed with justness and beauty"
normality - conformity with the norm
2.conformity - acting according to certain accepted standardsconformity - acting according to certain accepted standards; "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"
cooperation - joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
formality - compliance with formal rules; "courtroom formality"
line - acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
honoring, observance - conformity with law or custom or practice etc.
keeping - conformity or harmony; "his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"
nonconformance, nonconformity - failure to conform to accepted standards of behavior
3.conformity - orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
orthodoxy - a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards
conventionality - conformity with conventional thought and behavior
legalism - strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit
nonconformance, nonconformism, nonconformity - a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs
4.conformity - concurrence of opinionconformity - concurrence of opinion; "we are in accord with your proposal"
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
5.conformity - hardened conventionality
conventionalism, conventionality, convention - orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional

conformity

noun
1. compliance, agreement, accordance, observance, conformance, obedience The prime minister is, in conformity with the constitution, chosen by the president.
2. compliance, allegiance, orthodoxy, observance, traditionalism, conventionality, Babbittry (U.S.) Excessive conformity is usually caused by fear of disapproval.

conformity

noun
Translations
انْطِباق، تَطابُق، مُطابَقَه
přizpůsobeníshoda
overensstemmelse
konformitetoverenstemmelse
uygunluk

conformity

[kənˈfɔːmɪtɪ] Nconformidad f
in conformity withconforme a or con

conformity

[kənˈfɔːrmɪti] n (to rules, conventions)conformisme m
in conformity with → conformément à

conformity

n
(= uniformity)Konformismus m
(= compliance)Übereinstimmung f; (of manners)Konformismus m; (socially) → Anpassung f (→ with an +acc); in conformity with somethingeiner Sache (dat)entsprechend or gemäß; to be in conformity with somethingeiner Sache (dat)entsprechen; to bring something into conformity with somethingetw mit etw in Einklang or Übereinstimmung bringen

conformity

[kənˈfɔːmɪtɪ] n in conformity within conformità a

conform

(kənˈfoːm) verb
1. to behave, dress etc in the way that most other people do.
2. (with to) to act according to; to be in agreement with. Your clothes must conform to the school regulations.
conˈformity noun
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, I have reason to suspect myself on this head; and each year, as the tax-gatherer comes round, I find myself disposed to review the acts and position of the general and State governments, and the spirit of the people to discover a pretext for conformity.
They speedily discovered that their enjoyment of dancing and music was mutual, and that it arose from a general conformity of judgment in all that related to either.
I may then depend upon this child being received as a pupil at Lowood, and there being trained in conformity to her position and prospects?
If the Portuguese were biassed by any particular views, another bias equally powerful may have deflected the Frenchman from the truth, for they evidently write with contrary designs: the Portuguese, to make their mission seem more necessary, endeavoured to place in the strongest light the differences between the Abyssinian and Roman Church; but the great Ludolfus, laying hold on the advantage, reduced these later writers to prove their conformity.
for God's sake hold thy tongue, Sancho, and henceforward keep to prodding thy ass and don't meddle in what does not concern thee; and understand with all thy five senses that everything I have done, am doing, or shall do, is well founded on reason and in conformity with the rules of chivalry, for I understand them better than all the world that profess them.
THE UTILITY OF THE UNION TO YOUR POLITICAL PROSPERITY THE INSUFFICIENCY OF THE PRESENT CONFEDERATION TO PRESERVE THAT UNION THE NECESSITY OF A GOVERNMENT AT LEAST EQUALLY ENERGETIC WITH THE ONE PROPOSED, TO THE ATTAINMENT OF THIS OBJECT THE CONFORMITY OF THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION TO THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT ITS ANALOGY TO YOUR OWN STATE CONSTITUTION and lastly, THE ADDITIONAL SECURITY WHICH ITS ADOPTION WILL AFFORD TO THE PRESERVATION OF THAT SPECIES OF GOVERNMENT, TO LIBERTY, AND TO PROPERTY.
The Conformity of the Plan to Republican Principles For the Independent Journal.
There was much to be done: his portmanteau to be packed, a credit to be got from the bank where he was a wealthy customer, and certain offices to be transacted for that other bank in which he was an humble clerk; and it chanced, in conformity with human nature, that out of all this business it was the last that came to be neglected.
For by deviating in exceptional cases from the normal idiom, the language will gain distinction; while, at the same time, the partial conformity with usage will give perspicuity.
I took then, in conformity with the orders of the authorities, who sent me a reinforcement of six men, such measures as I thought necessary to get possession of the persons of the pretended coiners.
What has happened is quite natural, and in conformity with the law of reprisals.
I had almost forgotten the most important point--which is that I should like you to go and tell Madame Chiffon that I wish the blond lace to be changed in conformity with yesterday's patterns, if she will be good enough to bring with her a new assortment.