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Dictionary Definition

compliance

Noun

1 acting according to certain accepted standards [syn: conformity, conformation, abidance] [ant: disobedience, nonconformity]
2 happy friendly agreement
3 a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others [syn: complaisance, compliancy, obligingness, deference]
4 the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another [syn: submission]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The act of complying.
  2. The state of being compliant.
  3. The tendency of conforming with or agreeing to the wishes of others.
  4. A measure of the extension or displacement of a loaded structure; its flexibility
  5. The accuracy with which a patient follows an agreed treatment plan
  6. the department of a business that ensures all government regulations are complied with

Translations

The act of complying
  • Finnish: noudattaminen
The state of being compliant
The tendency of conforming with or agreeing to the wishes of others.
A measure of the extension or displacement of a loaded structure; its flexibility
medical: The accuracy with which a patient follows an agreed treatment plan
business: the department of a business that ensures all government regulations are complied with
  • Japanese: 法令遵守

Extensive Definition

Compliance can mean:
compliance in German: Compliance
compliance in French: Compliance
compliance in Italian: Acquiescenza (disambigua)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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