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Compliant vs. Compliance

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  • Compliant (adjective)

    Willing to comply; submissive; willing to do what someone wants.

    "The suspect was compliant when arrested."

    "Tendon is compliant compared to bone."

    "yielding|bending|pliant"

  • Compliant (adjective)

    Compatible with or following guidelines, specifications, rules, or laws.

    "The browser is standards-compliant."

    "The workplace is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act."

  • Compliance (noun)

    An act of complying.

  • Compliance (noun)

    The state of being compliant.

  • Compliance (noun)

    The tendency of conforming with or agreeing to the wishes of others.

  • Compliance (noun)

    A measure of the extension or displacement of a loaded structure; its flexibility

  • Compliance (noun)

    The accuracy with which a patient follows an agreed treatment plan

  • Compliance (noun)

    The department of a business that ensures all government regulations are complied with.

Wiktionary
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  • Compliant (adjective)

    disposed to agree with others or obey rules, especially to an excessive degree; acquiescent

    "a compliant labour force"

  • Compliant (adjective)

    meeting or in accordance with rules or standards

    "food that is compliant with safety regulations"

  • Compliant (adjective)

    having the property of compliance

    "the conversion of the gel to a much less compliant, rigid glass"

  • Compliance (noun)

    the action or fact of complying with a wish or command

    "the ways in which the state maintains order and compliance"

  • Compliance (noun)

    excessive acquiescence

    "the appalling compliance with government views shown by the commission"

  • Compliance (noun)

    the state or fact of according with or meeting rules or standards

    "all imports of timber are in compliance with regulations"

    "this paper estimates the compliance costs of such a policy change"

  • Compliance (noun)

    the property of a material of undergoing elastic deformation or (of a gas) change in volume when subjected to an applied force. It is equal to the reciprocal of stiffness.

  • Compliance (noun)

    the ability of an organ to distend in response to applied pressure.

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Compliant (adjective)

    Yielding; bending; pliant; submissive.

  • Compliance (noun)

    The act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission.

  • Compliance (noun)

    A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Compliant (adjective)

    disposed or willing to comply;

    "children compliant with the parental will"

  • Compliant (adjective)

    willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest;

    "too acquiescent to challenge authority"

    "a gentle and biddable soul"

    "children compliant with the parental will"

  • Compliant (adjective)

    easily influenced or imposed on

  • Compliant (adjective)

    evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant;

    "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"

    "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"

    "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"

    "was submissive and subservient"

  • Compliance (noun)

    acting according to certain accepted standards

  • Compliance (noun)

    happy friendly agreement

  • Compliance (noun)

    a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

  • Compliance (noun)

    the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another

Princeton's WordNet

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