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

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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 The city and Justice Department are likely headed to mediation after federal investigators in April issued a formal notice of noncompliance to the city. oregonlive, 15 July 2021 Embry Health is not the only vaccine provider to be inactivated by the state for noncompliance, but most are because of issues at single sites, according to state records. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, 25 June 2021 Some officials in Northern California have already taken a stricter approach by declaring a water shortage emergency and issuing mandatory water restrictions that are punishable by fines for noncompliance. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 17 June 2021 But the Supreme Court ruled that because there was no longer a penalty for noncompliance, the plaintiffs hadn’t suffered an injury that would give them standing to challenge the law. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 17 June 2021 Around 250 migrant workers had filed a total of five complaints against Goodyear Malaysia in 2019 and 2020 over noncompliance with a collective labor agreement, and are claiming about $1.21 million in unpaid wages. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 An influx of noncompliance and uncontrolled overspend due to travelers having to get reacquainted with existing policies or new revisions; a new mass onboarding of staff unfamiliar with policies. Monique Maridinian, Forbes, 6 July 2021 If a district treats students disrespectfully, the commissioner must send a letter of noncompliance requiring corrective action within 60 days, the bill states. Anthony Lonetree, Star Tribune, 6 July 2021 But the accountability processes Erdman spoke of were not effective in preventing the 20% mask noncompliance rate documented in the February evaluation. Liliana Frankel, oregonlive, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of noncompliance

1648, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncompliance was in 1648

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“Noncompliance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of noncompliance

chiefly US, formal : the condition of not having or doing something that is officially required


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)

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

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