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compliance

Line breaks: com|pli¦ance
Pronunciation: /kəmˈplʌɪəns
 
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(also chiefly US compliancy)

Definition of compliance in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The action or fact of complying with a wish or command: the ways in which the state maintains order and compliance
More 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 change
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  • 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.
Synonyms
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.
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.
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.

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