(also chiefly US compliancy)
- 1The action or fact of complying with a wish or command: the ways in which the state maintains order and complianceMore example sentences
- The empire must now be made to work through the capacity of a sovereign British authority to command compliance rather than again risking the uncertainties of voluntary co-operation.
- If made within a reasonable space of time after the original publication of findings, such requests are normally complied with promptly and compliance is in fact normally seen as ethically required.
- Now, sometimes one gets that even with regulatory legislation where one wishes to encourage compliance.
- 1.1Excessive acquiescence: the appalling compliance with government views shown by the commission
- 1.2The state or fact of according with or meeting rules or standards: all imports of timber are in compliance with regulations [as modifier]: this paper estimates the compliance costs of such a policy changeMore example sentences
- Even as vehicle tariffs fall in compliance with WTO rules, fuel economy standards will restrict imports of classic American light truck and luxury cars.
- According to Ramos, the university had not been in compliance with the security rules the state sets out for research access to sensitive data.
- Records should be developed and maintained according to AATB recommendations that are in compliance with FDA rules.
- 2 Physics The property of a material of undergoing elastic deformation or (of a gas) change in volume when subjected to an applied force. It is equal to the reciprocal of stiffness.More example sentences
- It looks awesome and has good balance of stiffness to compliance, but the round drops feel uncomfortable compared to modern shapes
- Mechanical compression is inconvenient, uncomfortable, and subject to poor compliance.
- Major improvements of the wrinkling substrates method include the tuning of the elastic compliance.
- 2.1 Medicine The ability of an organ to distend in response to applied pressure.More example sentences
- The authors conclude that the presence of pathogens in the lower airways was associated with the level of inflammation, respiratory compliance, and gas trapping.
- These additional factors may include worsening levels of inflammation hyperresponsiveness, lung compliance, or even levels of symptoms.
- Stage I is characterized by reduced left ventricular filling in early diastole with normal left ventricular and left atrial pressures and normal compliance.