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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I think that kind of conformity is something that is imposed by turning the citizen into a customer.
The self-titled debut album from The Urgency is a lesson in conformity and catchy hooks.
The lawful inhabitants of all territories occupied by Israel since June 5, 1967 must have unimpeded access to international waters and air space, in conformity with all UN resolutions and international law.
Bartlett understands that “rigid conformity is being enforced.”
Their actions were in conformity with their declared intentions: they could have dropped off the aid, had it screened and forwarded on.
Here, conformity is valued above all else, and suspicion governs every exchange among neighbors, classmates, and even friends.
These innovations alone were supposed to represent the true spirit of the Council, and starting from and in conformity with them, it would be possible to move ahead.
The judge pointed out that all these activities are unconstitutional and not in conformity with Hungary's international obligations.
I think I can concede that the political branches of government do not always act in conformity with the written constitution without surrendering the idea that the written words of constitution can and should be used to constrain those branches.
Pillay is "concerned about reports of an increasing number of arrests, which may not be in conformity with the law, and the possible illegal use of excessive force and acts of violence by some militia members," her office said.