What does Compliance mean?

Definitions for Compliancekəmˈplaɪ əns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Compliance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conformity, conformation, compliance, abidance(noun)

    acting according to certain accepted standards

    "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"

  2. complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness, deference(noun)

    a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

  3. submission, compliance(noun)

    the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another

Wiktionary

  1. compliance(Noun)

    An act of complying.

  2. compliance(Noun)

    The state of being compliant.

  3. compliance(Noun)

    The tendency of conforming with or agreeing to the wishes of others.

  4. compliance(Noun)

    A measure of the extension or displacement of a loaded structure; its flexibility

  5. compliance(Noun)

    The accuracy with which a patient follows an agreed treatment plan

  6. compliance(Noun)

    the department of a business that ensures all government regulations are complied with

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compliance(noun)

    the act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission

  2. Compliance(noun)

    a disposition to yield to others; complaisance

Freebase

  1. Compliance

    Compliance is the ability of a hollow organ to distend and increase volume with increasing transmural pressure or the tendency of a hollow organ to resist recoil toward its original dimensions on application of a distending or compressing force. It is the reciprocal of "elastance", hence elastance is a measure of the tendency of a hollow organ to recoil toward its original dimensions upon removal of a distending or compressing force.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Compliance

    kom-plī′ans, n. a yielding: agreement: complaisance: assent: submission (in bad sense).—adj. Complī′able, disposed to comply.—n. Complī′ancy, compliance.—adj. Complī′ant, yielding: pliant: civil.—adv. Complī′antly.—In compliance with, in agreement with. [See Comply.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Compliance

    Distensibility measure of a chamber such as the lungs (LUNG COMPLIANCE) or bladder. Compliance is expressed as a change in volume per unit change in pressure.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Compliance' in Nouns Frequency: #2543

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Compliance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Compliance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Fielding, "Jonathan Wild":

    He, in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.

  2. Richard Brinsley Sheridan:

    Take care; you know I am compliance itself, when I am not thwarted! No one more easily led, when I have my own way; but don't put me in a frenzy.

  3. Maria Ghazal:

    They don't understand why a plan in compliance with the ACA (Affordable Care Act) is the target of a lawsuit, this is a major issue to our members.

  4. Denis de Rougemont:

    Social confusion has now reached a point at which the pursuit of immorality turns out to be more exhausting than compliance with the old moral codes.

  5. Vanita Gupta:

    Together, we can build confidence in the division that will ensure compliance with the Constitution, improve public safety and make the job of delivering police services safer and more effective.

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Translations for Compliance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • податливост, съгласие, отстъпчивостBulgarian
  • Einwilligung, FügsamkeitGerman
  • cumplimiento, conformidadSpanish
  • sisäinen valvonta, noudattaminen, määräys, määräystenmukaisuus, ohje, compliance, ohjeidenmukaisuus, myötäsukaisuusFinnish
  • conformité, observanceFrench
  • conformità, arrendevolezzaItalian
  • 順法, 法令順守, 順守Japanese
  • nakomingDutch
  • ugodaPolish
  • compliance, conformismo, aderência, complacência, conformidade, cumprimentoPortuguese
  • согласие, соответствие, гибкость, уступчивость, податливость, эластичность, покладистостьRussian
  • skladnostSlovene
  • tillmötesgåendeSwedish
  • వర్తింపుTelugu
  • uymaTurkish

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