Definition of conformity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kənˈfɔːməti//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfɔːrməti//
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  • [uncountable] conformity (to/with something) (formal) behaviour or actions that follow the accepted rules of society
  • Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French conformite or late Latin conformitas, from conformare ‘to form, fashion’, from con- ‘together’ + formare ‘to form’.Extra examples Governments often invoke patriotism to enforce conformity. The procedure is in strict conformity with standard international practices. They act in unthinking conformity to customs. They do not observe rigid conformity to the doctrines of the church. We work to ensure conformity with the customer’s wishes. a society of outward religious conformity conformity to the accepted standards to achieve conformity between all the plans to bring national laws into conformity with European lawsIdioms
    in conformity with something
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    following the rules of something; conforming to something regulations that are in conformity with European law
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: conformity