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 noncompliant (audio) \ adjective
noncompliant patients a noncompliant facility

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Juul’s reseller agreements include monitoring and penalties for noncompliance with underage restrictions, Mr. David said. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Massachusetts Attorney General Launches Probe of Juul," 24 July 2018 The dispute is over Charter's alleged noncompliance with broadband construction requirements. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "NY ordered Charter to leave the state—but Charter won’t go without fight," 1 Aug. 2018 And incidents of nursing home noncompliance that caused or could have caused serious injuries or fatalities rose by 35 percent in the same period. Anna Gorman, Washington Post, "Weak Oversight Blamed For Poor Care At California Nursing Homes Going Unchecked," 4 May 2018 At this point the Administration should at least cap the price on RINs—a maximum penalty for noncompliance—or allow exports to create RINs and thus increase supply of the credits. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "‘That’s What You Want to Hear’," 10 Oct. 2018 But under last year’s final tax-reform bill, people no longer face a penalty for noncompliance as of January 2019. Alex Pappas, Fox News, "ObamaCare Double Whammy: Two big Trump changes could spur insurance exchange exodus," 10 Aug. 2018 If this is true, stories of transgender people unsuccessfully applying for gender marker changes may point to noncompliance. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Transgender People Share Their Passport Application Difficulties," 1 Aug. 2018 If needed, fines for those in noncompliance range from $100 per violation per day for minor violations to up to $1,000 per violation per day for the most hazardous of violations. Karen Pearlman,, "El Cajon apartment inspection program keeping city safer," 14 June 2018 The Joint Commission, which accredits many U.S. hospitals and surgery centers, issued a safety alert last year about disinfection and sterilization of medical devices in response to a growing rate of noncompliance. Chad Terhune, Washington Post, "Study: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Commonly Used Medical Scopes Tainted By Bacteria," 23 Apr. 2018

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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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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)

Other Words from noncompliance

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

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