con·​for·​mance kən-ˈfȯr-mən(t)s How to pronounce conformance (audio)

Examples of conformance in a Sentence

behavior found to be not in conformance with all company policies regarding sexual harassment a woman with no interest in conformance to the dictates of fashion
Recent Examples on the Web But there is another character who looms large in this film: John Money, the late Johns Hopkins sexologist who was once considered the authority on gender, and who promulgated the dubious notion that social conditioning was the determining factor in gender conformance. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 27 June 2023 While great in practice, many organizations are still falling behind WCAG conformance. Aaron Senneff, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 Sometimes conformance is right. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 16 Feb. 2023 Lead by Good Housekeeping's Chief Technologist & Executive Technical Director Rachel Rothman, our engineers review and repeat select aspects of ASTM conformance testing to help ensure the safety and stability of the machines (ASTM F2276-1 and ASTM F1250). Good Housekeeping, 14 Sep. 2022 Internally, police saw conduct complaints in four categories in 2020: two internal complaints of conformance to policy; one citizen and four internal complaints of improper conduct; three citizen complaints of rudeness; and one internal complaint of truthfulness. Ana Faguy,, 28 Apr. 2021 Each Horst limited-edition dreidel comes with a stamped certificate of conformance to demonstrate the quality put into the manufacturing. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 13 Dec. 2022 To get the best possible results, managers should be evaluated on their teams’ performance, not on conformance to rules delivered from on high. Bill Conerly, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 An objective, independent method to verify conformance. Andy Purdy, Forbes, 11 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conformance was in 1606

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“Conformance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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