non·​com·​pli·​ance | \ ˌnän-kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s How to pronounce noncompliance (audio) \

Definition of noncompliance

: failure or refusal to comply with something (such as a rule or regulation) : a state of not being in compliance terminated for noncompliance

Other Words from noncompliance

noncompliant \ ˌnän-​kəm-​ˈplī-​ənt How to pronounce noncompliance (audio) \ adjective
noncompliant patients a noncompliant facility

Examples of noncompliance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To that end, thousands of people have signed up pledging to go on debt strike should the administration attempt to restart the collection system, committing to a path of noncompliance and nonpayment. Astra Taylor, The New Republic, 26 Aug. 2022 The company, purchased in November 2021 by Inotiv — an animal testing firm that also has come under scrutiny — has not denied allegations of noncompliance with the Animal Welfare Act. Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2022 This is critical when considering that fines for noncompliance can total in the hundreds of millions—and the hit to company reputations can be even more costly. Eric Raab, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022 Here's more news to know: The Indian capital of New Delhi reintroduced public mask mandates Thursday, including fines for noncompliance, as COVID cases continue to rise across the country. Cady Stanton, USA TODAY, 12 Aug. 2022 The document says that noncompliance will be construed as a breach of Nigeria’s NITDA Act of 2007, and violators could face civil service disciplinary measures, prosecution, and conviction. Nana Ama Sarfo, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 Extended noncompliance—which in this case means two weeks—may lead the FCC to kick these providers out of the commission's Robocall Mitigation Database, which will effectively tell every telecom firm in America to block their traffic. Rob Pegoraro, PCMAG, 8 July 2022 Several committee members declined to say what steps the committee would take to respond to noncompliance. Benjamin Siegel, ABC News, 14 May 2022 All the while, the economic, reputational and, more recently, ethical repercussions of noncompliance have never been greater. Eleanor Weaver, Forbes, 29 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of noncompliance

1648, in the meaning defined above

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non·​com·​pli·​ance | \ -kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s How to pronounce noncompliance (audio) \

Medical Definition of noncompliance

: failure or refusal to comply (as in the taking of prescribed medication)

Other Words from noncompliance

noncompliant \ -​ənt How to pronounce noncompliance (audio) \ adjective

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