- A school's policy of having all students wear the same uniform is an example of conformity.
- Dressing formally to go to your job at the bank is an example of conformity.
The definition of conformity is similarity or harmony, or the following of rules and social norms.
- the condition or fact of being in harmony or agreement; correspondence; congruity; similarity
- action in accordance with customs, rules, prevailing opinion, etc.; conventional behavior
- Eng. History adherence to the practices of the Anglican Church
Origin of conformityMiddle English conformite from Old French from Medieval Latin an unverified form conformitas from Classical Latin conformare: see conform
- Similarity in form or character; agreement: I acted in conformity with my principles.
- Action or behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws: conformity to university regulations.
- Geology a. The relationship between rock or sediment strata that were deposited adjacently or vertically in sequence without any interruption due to erosion, tilting, folding, or similar natural processes.b. A surface exhibiting such a relationship between older rock strata and younger rock strata.
(countable and uncountable, plural conformities)
- State of things being similar or identical.
- A point of resemblance; a similarity.
- State of being conforming, of complying with a set of rules, with a norm or standard.
- The ideology of adhering to one standard or social uniformity.
- How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become corruption? Only by answering such questions does the conscience truly define itself. - Kenneth Tynan
- Sometimes used interchangeably with conformation.
From Middle French conformité