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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 ?
Thus I ate poee-poee as they did; I walked about in a garb striking for its simplicity; and I reposed on a community of couches; besides doing many other things in conformity with their peculiar habits; but the farthest I ever went in the way of conformity, was on several occasions to regale myself with raw fish.
In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned.
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.
This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars.
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 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.
Paul's perfection, that he would wish to be anathema from Christ, for the salvation of his brethren, it shows much of a divine nature, and a kind of conformity with Christ himself
They are at least not part of the polemic which their author sustained in the essays following them in this volume, and which might have been called, in conformity with 'My Literary Passions', by the title of 'My Literary Opinions' better than by the vague name which they actually wear.
Never had the impossibility of his position in the world's eyes, and his wife's hatred of him, and altogether the might of that mysterious brutal force that guided his life against his spiritual inclinations, and exacted conformity with its decrees and change in his attitude to his wife, been presented to him with such distinctness as that day.
Spelling and punctuation have been largely brought into conformity with modern British usage.
Moreover, let the people be free, and they will do nothing but in conformity to the law, except only in those cases which the law cannot speak to.
They were Agnes la Herme, Jehanne de la Tarme, Henriette la Gaultière, Gauchère la Violette, all four widows, all four dames of the Chapel Etienne Haudry, who had quitted their house with the permission of their mistress, and in conformity with the statutes of Pierre d'Ailly, in order to come and hear the sermon.