Definition of compliance
- Patient compliance in completing the treatment regimens was excellent.
- —Georgia A. Chrousos
- His actions were in compliance with state law.
She was rewarded for her compliance.
There has been a low rate of compliance with the new law.
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: the act or process of doing what you have been asked or ordered to do : the act or process of complying
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