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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of complying with a wish, request, or demand; acquiescence.
  • noun Medicine Willingness to follow a prescribed course of treatment.
  • noun A disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others.
  • noun Extension or displacement of a loaded structure per unit load.
  • noun Flexibility.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of complying; a yielding or consenting, as to a request, desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission.
  • noun A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.
  • noun Synonyms Submission, etc. (see obedience), acquiescence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission.
  • noun A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  • noun acting according to certain accepted standards
  • noun the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another

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