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COMPLIANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compliance mean? 

COMPLIANCE (noun)
  The noun COMPLIANCE has 4 senses:

1. acting according to certain accepted standards
2. happy friendly agreement
3. a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
4. the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another

  Familiarity information: COMPLIANCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPLIANCE (noun)


Sense 1compliance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acting according to certain accepted standards

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

abidance; compliance; conformity; conformation

Context example:

their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices

Hypernyms ("compliance" is a kind of...):

cooperation (joint operation or action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compliance"):

formality (compliance with formal rules)

line (acting in conformity)

honoring; observance (conformity with law or custom or practice etc.)

keeping (conformity or harmony)

Antonym:

noncompliance (the failure to obey)


Sense 2compliance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Happy friendly agreement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("compliance" is a kind of...):

agreement (the verbal act of agreeing)


Sense 3compliance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

obligingness; compliancy; complaisance; compliance; deference

Hypernyms ("compliance" is a kind of...):

agreeability; agreeableness (a temperamental disposition to be agreeable)


Sense 4compliance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

submission; compliance

Hypernyms ("compliance" is a kind of...):

group action (action taken by a group of people)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compliance"):

obedience; obeisance (the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person)

prostration (abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body)


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