Definition of "conformity" []

  • Similarity in form or character; agreement: I acted in conformity with my principles. (noun)
  • Action or behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws: conformity to university regulations. (noun)
  • Geology The relationship between adjacent layers of sedimentary rock. (noun)
  • Compliance in actions, behaviour, etc, with certain accepted standards or norms (noun)

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  • Correspondence or likeness in form or appearance; congruity; agreement (noun)
  • Compliance with the practices of an established church (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "conformity" in a sentence
  • "I think that kind of conformity is something that is imposed by turning the citizen into a customer."
  • "The self-titled debut album from The Urgency is a lesson in conformity and catchy hooks."
  • "The lawful inhabitants of all territories occupied by Israel since June 5, 1967 must have unimpeded access to international waters and air space, in conformity with all UN resolutions and international law."