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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Similarity in form or character; agreement: I acted in conformity with my principles.
  • n. Action or behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws: conformity to university regulations.
  • n. Geology The relationship between adjacent layers of sedimentary rock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. State of things being similar, or identical.
  • n. A point of resemblance; a similarity.
  • n. The ideology of adhering to one standard or social uniformity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Correspondence in form, manner, or character; resemblance; agreement; congruity; -- followed by to, with, or between.
  • n. Compliance with the usages of the Established Church.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Correspondence in form or manner; resemblance; agreement; congruity; likeness; harmony: in this and the next meaning, followed by to or with before the object with which another agrees, and in before the matter in which there is agreement: as, a ship is constructed in conformity to or with a model; conformity in shape.
  • n. Submission; accordance; acquiescence.
  • n. In English history, adherence to the Established Church, or compliance with its requirements and principles.
  • n. In geology, parallelism of dip and strike between two strata or groups of strata.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. correspondence in form or appearance
  • n. orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
  • n. hardened conventionality
  • n. acting according to certain accepted standards
  • n. concurrence of opinion

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