Definition of "compliance" []

  • The act of complying with a wish, request, or demand; acquiescence. (noun)
  • Medicine Willingness to follow a prescribed course of treatment. (noun)
  • A disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others. (noun)
  • Extension or displacement of a loaded structure per unit load. (noun)
  • Flexibility. (noun)
  • The act of complying; acquiescence (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A disposition to yield to or comply with others (noun)
  • A measure of the ability of a mechanical system to respond to an applied vibrating force, expressed as the reciprocal of the system's stiffness (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "compliance" in a sentence
  • "Siemens CEE compliance head Walter Soelle described how his company had to completely restructure its leadership and ­compliance systems after being fined $1. 6bn (£1. 09bn) for paying more than $1. 4bn in bribes between 2002 and 2006."
  • "Buzzword compliance is a big deal in traditional media."
  • "Foreigners are rightfully afraid of the historic global reputation of the Mexican police and Federales, as their 'compliance' is based exclusively on a justifiable concern for both property AND person."