compliance

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noun com·pli·ance \kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s\

Definition of compliance

  1. 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. 2 :  a disposition to yield to others

  3. 3 :  the ability of an object to yield elastically when a force is applied :  flexibility

Examples of compliance in a sentence

  1. She was rewarded for her compliance.

  2. There has been a low rate of compliance with the new law.

Origin and Etymology of compliance

see comply


First Known Use: circa 1630


COMPLIANCE Defined for English Language Learners

compliance

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noun com·pli·ance \kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s\

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 Dictionary

compliance

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noun com·pli·ance \kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of compliance

  1. 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. 2:  the process of complying with a regimen of treatment <simplified drug regimens may encourage better compliance>


Law Dictionary

compliance

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noun com·pli·ance \kəm-ˈplī-əns\

Legal Definition of compliance

  1. 1 :  an act or process of complying with a demand or recommendation

  2. 2 :  observance of official requirements




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