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


  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


  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


  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. Ian Naish:

    There are lots of places where they weren't in compliance.

  2. Contract Maupin:

    I walked away with a renewed sense of compliance in any situation.

  3. Dilip Shanghvi:

    Getting the site back in compliance is a major priority and focus.

  4. French Health Minister Marisol Touraine:

    The tests were carried out in compliance with current regulations.

  5. Joe Murphy:

    We have a compliance problem and that’s not something we can allow.

Images & Illustrations of Compliance

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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
  • अनुपालनHindi
  • 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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