noun com·pli·ance \kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s\

: the act or process of doing what you have been asked or ordered to do : the act or process of complying

Full Definition of COMPLIANCE

a :  the act or process of complying to a desire, demand, proposal, or regimen or to coercion
b :  conformity in fulfilling official requirements
:  a disposition to yield to others
:  the ability of an object to yield elastically when a force is applied :  flexibility

Examples of COMPLIANCE

  1. She was rewarded for her compliance.
  2. There has been a low rate of compliance with the new law.

First Known Use of COMPLIANCE

circa 1630

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Rhymes with COMPLIANCE

Medical Dictionary


noun com·pli·ance \kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of COMPLIANCE

:  the ability or process of yielding to changes in pressure without disruption of structure or function <a study of pulmonary compliance> <the tone of colonic muscle as judged by compliance of the gut wall—S. C. Truelove>
:  the process of complying with a regimen of treatment <simplified drug regimens may encourage better compliance>


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