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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of complying.
  • n. The state of being compliant.
  • n. The tendency of conforming with or agreeing to the wishes of others.
  • n. A measure of the extension or displacement of a loaded structure; its flexibility
  • n. The accuracy with which a patient follows an agreed treatment plan
  • n. the department of a business that ensures all government regulations are complied with

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission.
  • n. A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of complying; a yielding or consenting, as to a request, desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission.
  • n. A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.
  • n. Synonyms Submission, etc. (see obedience), acquiescence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  • n. acting according to certain accepted standards
  • n. the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another

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