From Middle French conformité.
- (General American) IPA(key): /kənˈfɔɹmɪti/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kənˈfɔːmɪti/
- Hyphenation: con‧for‧mi‧ty
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conformity (countable and uncountable, plural conformities)
- The state of things being similar or identical.
- Synonyms: homogeneity, uniformity; see also Thesaurus:uniformity
- A point of resemblance; a similarity.
- The state of being conforming, of complying with a set of rules, with a norm or standard.
- Synonyms: compliance, conformance; see also Thesaurus:conformity
- The ideology of adhering to one standard or social uniformity.
- 1967, Tynan, Kenneth, Tynan Right and Left:
- How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become corruption? Only by answering such questions does the conscience truly define itself.
- Sometimes used interchangeably with conformation.
state of things being similar, or identical
point of resemblance
state of complying with a set of rules
- John A. Simpson and Edmund S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “conformity”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.