compliance: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kum-plī'uns), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of conforming, acquiescing, or yielding.
  2. a tendency to yield readily to others, esp. in a weak and subservient way.
  3. conformity; accordance: in compliance with orders.
  4. cooperation or obedience: Compliance with the law is expected of all.
    1. the strain of an elastic body expressed as a function of the force producing the strain.
    2. a coefficient expressing the responsiveness of a mechanical system to a periodic force.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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