conformity

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noun con·for·mi·ty \kən-ˈfȯr-mə-tē\

Definition of conformity

plural

conformities

  1. 1 :  correspondence in form, manner, or character :  agreement behaved in conformity with her beliefs

  2. 2 :  an act or instance of conforming her conformity with the latest fashions

  3. 3 :  action in accordance with some specified standard or authority conformity to social custom conformity with the federal law and state insurance codes

Examples of conformity in a Sentence

  1. The corporate culture demands a certain conformity of appearance.

  2. the simple lifestyle of the Amish is in conformity with their ascetic religious beliefs

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First Known Use of conformity

15th century


CONFORMITY Defined for English Language Learners

conformity

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Definition of conformity for English Language Learners

  • : behavior that is the same as the behavior of most other people in a society, group, etc.

  • : the fact or state of agreeing with or obeying something


CONFORMITY Defined for Kids

conformity

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noun con·for·mi·ty \kən-ˈfȯr-mə-tē\

Definition of conformity for Students

plural

conformities

  1. 1 :  agreement in form, manner, or character The uniforms ensure conformity in dress.

  2. 2 :  action in accordance with some standard or authority conformity to rules of etiquette



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