(also chiefly UScompliancy)Translate compliance | into French | into Italian
noun [mass noun]
1the action or fact of complying with a wish or command:the ways in which the state maintains order and compliance excessive acquiescence:the appalling compliance with government views shown by the commission the 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 change 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. Medicine the ability of an organ to distend in response to applied pressure.