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[kuh m-plahy-uh ns] /kəmˈplaɪ əns/

the act of conforming, acquiescing, or yielding.
a tendency to yield readily to others, especially in a weak and subservient way.
conformity; accordance:
in compliance with orders.
cooperation or obedience:
Compliance with the law is expected of all.

the act of complying; acquiescence
a disposition to yield to or comply with others
a measure of the ability of a mechanical system to respond to an applied vibrating force, expressed as the reciprocal of the system’s stiffness C

1640s, from comply + -ance. Related: Compliancy.

compliance com·pli·ance (kəm-plī’əns)


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