Definitions

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

  • adjective Corresponding; similar.
  • adjective Quick to comply; submissive.
  • adjective Geology Of, relating to, or being rock or sediment strata that were deposited either adjacent to each other or in vertical sequence without interruption by a disruptive or altering process such as erosion or folding.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Corresponding in form, character, etc; resembling; like; similar: as, this machine is conformable to the model.
  • Exhibiting harmony or conformity; agreeable; suitable; consistent; adapted; adjusted.
  • Compliant; acquiescent; ready to follow directions; submissive; obsequious; disposed to obey.
  • [In all the preceding senses generally followed by to, sometimes by with.]
  • Properly or suitably arranged or formed; convenient.
  • In geology, having the same dip and direction: said of two or more stratified beds.
  • Specifically, that accepts and conforms to the usages of the Anglican Church.

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

  • adjective Corresponding in form, character, opinions, etc.; similar; like; consistent; proper or suitable; -- usually followed by to.
  • adjective Disposed to compliance or obedience; ready to follow directions; quick to comply; submissive; compliant.
  • adjective (Geol.) Parallel, or nearly so; -- said of strata in contact.

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

  • adjective Having the same shape, very similar.

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

  • adjective quick to comply
  • adjective disposed or willing to comply
  • adjective in keeping

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Examples

  • He takes care that his iilea be conformable to this archetype, and intends the name ihould (land for an idea fo conformable*

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Abandoning a vain search after abstractions, and applying his simple formula to life, Hinton found that it enabled him to express the faith in his heart in terms conformable to reason; that it led back to, and illumined the teachings of every spiritual instructor and inspirer of mankind.

    Four-Dimensional Vistas

  • A range of specialist plastic electronics businesses are to benefit from a total of £8. 4m investment in research and development into new technology that will lead to the creation of a range of new products such as conformable and rollable electronic displays, ultra-efficient lighting and low-cost, long-life solar cells.

    Epolitix News

  • In both cases we have assumed a 20 percent downpayment, the standard for a conformable mortgage.

    Dean Baker: Arithmetic and the Fannie/Freddie Fix

  • There are some reasons for skepticism about the Moody's estimates of the cost advantages of the hybrid system, most notably that the spread between jumbo mortgages, which are not bought by Fannie and Freddie, and conformable mortgages that go into the Fannie and Freddie pools has generally been just 25 basis points.

    Dean Baker: Arithmetic and the Fannie/Freddie Fix

  • There are some reasons for skepticism about the Moody's estimates of the cost advantages of the hybrid system, most notably that the spread between jumbo mortgages, which are not bought by Fannie and Freddie, and conformable mortgages that go into the Fannie and Freddie pools has generally been just 25 basis points.

    Dean Baker: Arithmetic and the Fannie/Freddie Fix

  • In both cases we have assumed a 20 percent downpayment, the standard for a conformable mortgage.

    Dean Baker: Arithmetic and the Fannie/Freddie Fix

  • But the phrase “to appear by a name” does not necessarily imply the first revelation of that name; it rather signifies the explanation of the name, or a manner of acting conformable to the meaning of the name ….

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  • In both cases we have assumed a 20 percent downpayment, the standard for a conformable mortgage.

    Dean Baker: Arithmetic and the Fannie/Freddie Fix

  • There are some reasons for skepticism about the Moody's estimates of the cost advantages of the hybrid system, most notably that the spread between jumbo mortgages, which are not bought by Fannie and Freddie, and conformable mortgages that go into the Fannie and Freddie pools has generally been just 25 basis points.

    Dean Baker: Arithmetic and the Fannie/Freddie Fix

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