from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Similarity in form or character; agreement.
- noun Action or behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws.
- noun The relationship between rock or sediment strata that were deposited adjacently or vertically in sequence without any interruption due to erosion, tilting, folding, or similar natural processes.
- noun A surface exhibiting such a relationship between older rock strata and younger rock strata.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- noun Submission; accordance; acquiescence.
- noun In English history, adherence to the Established Church, or compliance with its requirements and principles.
- noun In geology, parallelism of dip and strike between two strata or groups of strata.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Correspondence in form, manner, or character; resemblance; agreement; congruity; -- followed by
to, with, or between.
- noun (Eng. Eccl. Hist.) Compliance with the usages of the Established Church.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun State of things being similar, or
- noun A point of
resemblance; a similarity.
- noun The ideology of adhering to one standard or social
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun correspondence in form or appearance
- noun orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
- noun hardened conventionality
- noun acting according to certain accepted standards
- noun 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.
Boing Boing 2008
Their actions were in conformity with their declared intentions: they could have dropped off the aid, had it screened and forwarded on.
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.
Iran Election Live-Blogging (Friday June 19) The Huffington Post News Team 2009
The judge pointed out that all these activities are unconstitutional and not in conformity with Hungary's international obligations.
Bartlett understands that “rigid conformity is being enforced.”
The self-titled debut album from The Urgency is a lesson in conformity and catchy hooks.
Here, conformity is valued above all else, and suspicion governs every exchange among neighbors, classmates, and even friends.
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.
Lauren Booth - unbiased? Not a sheep 2009
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.