[kuh n-fawr-mi-tee] /kənˈfɔr mɪ ti/
noun, plural conformities.
action in accord with prevailing social standards, attitudes, practices, etc.
correspondence in form, nature, or character; agreement, congruity, or accordance.
compliance or acquiescence; obedience.
(often initial capital letter) compliance with the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England.
Geology. the relationship between adjacent strata.
Compare (def 2a).
noun (pl) -ities, -ances
compliance in actions, behaviour, etc, with certain accepted standards or norms
correspondence or likeness in form or appearance; congruity; agreement
compliance with the practices of an established church
early 15c., conformyte, from Middle French conformité (14c.), from Late Latin conformitatem (nominative conformitas), from conformis “similar in shape,” from conformare (see conform). Modern form is from 17c.
Agreement between an individual’s behavior and a group’s standards or expectations. A conformist is one who follows the majority’s desires or standards. (See also beatniks, bureaucrat, organization man, peer group, and peer pressure.)
[hahy-per-kon-shuh s] /ˌhaɪ pərˈkɒn ʃəs/ adjective 1. acutely aware.
[hahy-per-kuh-rekt] /ˌhaɪ pər kəˈrɛkt/ adjective 1. overly ; excessively fastidious; fussy: hypercorrect manners. 2. of, relating to, or characterized by hypercorrection. /ˌhaɪpəkəˈrɛkt/ adjective 1. excessively correct or fastidious 2. resulting from or characterized by hypercorrection
[hahy-per-kuh-rek-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ pər kəˈrɛk ʃən/ noun, Linguistics. 1. the substitution, in an inappropriate context, of a pronunciation, grammatical form, or usage thought by the speaker or writer to be appropriate, resulting usually from overgeneralizing in an effort to replace seemingly incorrect forms with correct ones, as the substitution of between you and I for […]
hypercortisolism hy·per·cor·ti·sol·ism (hī’pər-kôr’tĭ-sôl-ĭz’əm, -zôl-) n. See hyperadrenocorticalism.
[hahy-per-krit-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈkrɪt ɪk/ noun 1. a person who is excessively or captiously critical.