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

  • noun A person who uncritically or habitually conforms to the customs, rules, or styles of a group.
  • adjective Marked by conformity or convention.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In entomology, a British collector's name for a noctuid moth, Xylina conformis.
  • noun One who conforms or complies; specifically, in England, one who complies with the form of worship of the Established Church, as distinguished from a dissenter or nonconformist.

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

  • adjective marked by conformity or convention; not corresponding to current customs or rules or styles. Opposite of nonconformist.
  • adjective same as conforming.
  • noun One who conforms or complies; esp., one who conforms to the Church of England, or to the Established Church, as distinguished from a dissenter or nonconformist.

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

  • noun someone who conforms
  • adjective conforming to established customs etc

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

  • adjective adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)
  • adjective marked by convention and conformity to customs or rules or styles
  • noun someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)

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