Conformity definition

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Action or behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws.

Conformity to university regulations.

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Action in accordance with customs, rules, prevailing opinion, etc.; conventional behavior.
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(eng. history) Adherence to the practices of the Anglican Church.
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Similarity in form or character; agreement.

I acted in conformity with my principles.

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The condition or fact of being in harmony or agreement; correspondence; congruity; similarity.
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The definition of conformity is similarity or harmony, or the following of rules and social norms.

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.

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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.
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A surface exhibiting such a relationship between older rock strata and younger rock strata.
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State of things being similar or identical.
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A point of resemblance; a similarity.
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State of being conforming, of complying with a set of rules, with a norm or standard.
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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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conformity
Plural:
conformities

Origin of conformity

  • From Middle French conformité

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