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CONFORMITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conformity mean? 

CONFORMITY (noun)
  The noun CONFORMITY has 5 senses:

1. correspondence in form or appearance
2. acting according to certain accepted standards
3. orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
4. concurrence of opinion
5. hardened conventionality

  Familiarity information: CONFORMITY used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONFORMITY (noun)


Sense 1conformity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Correspondence in form or appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

conformance; conformity

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

agreement; correspondence (compatibility of observations)

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

justness; nicety; rightness (conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety)

normality (conformity with the norm)


Sense 2conformity [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 ("conformity" is a kind of...):

cooperation (joint operation or action)

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

formality (compliance with formal rules)

line (acting in conformity)

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

keeping (conformity or harmony)

Antonym:

nonconformity (failure to conform to accepted standards of behavior)


Sense 3conformity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Orthodoxy in thoughts and belief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

conformism; conformity

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

orthodoxy (a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards)

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

conventionality (conformity with conventional thought and behavior)

legalism (strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit)

Antonym:

nonconformity (a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs)


Sense 4conformity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Concurrence of opinion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

accordance; accord; conformity

Context example:

we are in accord with your proposal

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

agreement (the verbal act of agreeing)


Sense 5conformity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hardened conventionality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

ossification; conformity

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

convention; conventionalism; conventionality (orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional)


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