Definition of compliance
1a : the act or process of complying to a desire, demand, proposal, or regimen or to coercion <Patient compliance in completing the treatment regimens was excellent. — Georgia A. Chrousos>b : conformity in fulfilling official requirements <His actions were in compliance with state law.>
2 : a disposition to yield to others
3 : the ability of an object to yield elastically when a force is applied : flexibility
Examples of compliance in a sentence
She was rewarded for her compliance.
There has been a low rate of compliance with the new law.
Origin and Etymology of compliance
First Known Use: circa 1630
COMPLIANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of compliance for English Language Learners
: the act or process of doing what you have been asked or ordered to do : the act or process of complying
Medical Definition of compliance
1: 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>
2: the process of complying with a regimen of treatment <simplified drug regimens may encourage better compliance>
Legal Definition of compliance
1 : an act or process of complying with a demand or recommendation
2 : observance of official requirements
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