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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n compliance the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another
    • n compliance acting according to certain accepted standards "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"
    • n compliance a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Compliance A disposition to yield to others; complaisance. "A man of few words and of great compliance ."
    • Compliance The act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission. "What compliances will remove dissension?""Ready compliance with the wishes of his people."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n compliance The act of complying; a yielding or consenting, as to a request, desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission.
    • n compliance A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.
    • n compliance Synonyms Submission, etc. (see obedience), acquiescence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Compliance kom-plī′ans a yielding: agreement: complaisance: assent: submission (in bad sense)
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  • Fernanda Bartolme
    Fernanda Bartolme
    “Most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee's compliance than on threats or sanctions.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.”
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    “Take care; you know I am compliance itself, when I am not thwarted! No one more easily led, when I have my own way; but don't put me in a frenzy.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Comply
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Comply.


In literature:

His action seemed the merest polite compliance with my request, and he barely glanced at the object he cast away.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
She returned, in compliance with her sister's demand, and knelt down beside her on the floor.
"Bressant" by Julian Hawthorne
Compliance, what is compliance, it is authority and retort and a medium declaration of fitness and agility and solemn use of patience.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
If one is indicated, it should be used, as compliance with the best-known practice is a clear duty.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1" by Kempster Miller
Every politician ought to sacrifice to the Graces, and to join compliance with reason.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
I saw, therefore, that immediate compliance with the request was necessary to my safety.
"Folk Lore" by James Napier
But if the Abbot knew how to exact compliance, he knew also how to reward.
"The Age of Erasmus" by P. S. Allen
We consequently must make allowance for those delicate and blushing evasions which, after all, only mask compliance.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
The convict hesitated for a moment, then suddenly extended his hands, and while he wrung ours, promised a compliance.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
Joe disguised his compliance in this way.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
Frederic fully intended a faithful compliance with these requisitions.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Has my foolish heart from its duty err'd, And the soft compliance of love forgot?
"Harry" by Fanny Wheeler Hart
No unworthy compliances with the established cult were required of them.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
By this time, the procession had reached the west end of the wall of St. Sepulchre's church, where, in compliance with an old custom, it halted.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
With such a servile compliance, the free States are assured that they will have no difficulty in keeping the peace.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. II. July, 1862. No. 1." by Various
When February 22 came, while there was plainly no full compliance with the President's War Order No.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
In compliance with this advice, each took his station on a different hill.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
It was slow business, for the show of compliance with Government regulations had to be made.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
Such compliances with Paganism, make Pagans of ourselves.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843" by Various
Well, I shall try my best to maintain peace by compliance to your united wishes.
"Lady Rosamond's Secret" by Rebecca Agatha Armour

In poetry:

Secure they might refuse
Compliance with such laws,
For what had they to lose,
When God espoused their cause?
He made the hungry lions crouch,
Nor durst the fire his children touch.
"The Power And Triumph Of Faith" by John Newton
A TRUE mirror now I'll show,
If attention you'll bestow,--
The present times pourtray'd with its follies, O;
Attention's all I ask,
While the times I unmask;
Your compliance now with this will be the dandy, O.
"The Actress's Ways And Means To Industriously Raise The Wind!" by Elizabeth Beverley
Wherewith to nurse the child—and still he pined.
Some fond hearts to COMPLIANCE seemed inclined; But she had surely spoiled the boy:
And sad experience forbade a thought
On the wild Goddess of VOLUPTUOUS JOY.
"The Birth Of Love" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Though there is a great deal of discussion about the $750 billion that the US spends annually on ordering unnecessary medical procedures, the financial waste resulting from patient non-compliance gets less press.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says that every year a small number of carriers try to avoid compliance or disguise non-compliance .
HSBC Mexico Pays $27.5 Million Fine for Non-Compliance Issues.
Congress passed the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act in 2006, which required states to implement new policies by July of this year or face a financial penalty for non-compliance .
Prosecution of Ex-Berger Group CEO Wolff May Push Non-Compliance To Criminal Level.
The line between criminality and regulatory non-compliance grows fainter every year.
"The fine for non-compliance is $11,000 per piece of paper, per incident.".
Said the New York Stock Exchange has informed the company that the price of its common stock has fallen out of compliance with the exchange's minimum share price listing rule.
Examples Of Penalties For Immigration Non-compliance .
Immigration continues to offer complex compliance issues for HR leaders.
Here are some of the penalties when issues are not handled properly, according to Sophy King, director of Emigra Inc.'s consulting and compliance services department, based in Madrid.
Physicians say patient compliance is getting worse, and they're hearing more requests for generic or OTC alternatives to prescribed medications as the.
MMM > News > Non-compliance, requests for generics on the rise, says survey.
AD non-compliance sparks more FAA oversight.
New Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures for Non-Resident US Taxpayers.

In science:

This gives rise to a compliance defect : the IdP may interpret the semantics of the role (e.g. when someone classifies as a student) differently from the RP, which leads to a situation where a person gets access to a service that he or she is not supposed to access.
The Identity Crisis. Security, Privacy and Usability Issues in Identity Management
In AIDS clinical trials adherence to medication regimen is currently measured by two methods: by use of questionnaires (patient self-reporting and/or face-to-face interview) and by use of electronic compliance monitoring (Medication Event Monitoring System [MEMS]) caps.
A dynamic Bayesian nonlinear mixed-effects model of HIV response incorporating medication adherence, drug resistance and covariates
Regardless of the assessment interval length, models which assess compliance 2 weeks prior to viral load measurement generally outperform models which assess compliance immediately before viral load measurement, 1 week before or 3 weeks before viral load measurement.
A dynamic Bayesian nonlinear mixed-effects model of HIV response incorporating medication adherence, drug resistance and covariates
This contradiction proves that the diagram of selective influences (A, B) " (a, b) cannot be inferred from the compliance with marginal selectivity.
Selectivity in Probabilistic Causality: Drawing Arrows from Inputs to Stochastic Outputs
Compliance between LLR and HLR is mostly verified using manual formal inspections.
Model-Based Testing of Safety Critical Real-Time Control Logic Software
The Universe works as if it was a very large thermodynamic engine! We now examine compliance with the formulations of the third law.
Teaching the third law of thermodynamics
Since mass and volume are not restricted at the limit T → 0 (and so is the specific volume V /M → ∞), the Nernst theorem is not formally violated due to non-compliance with its condition of keeping the secondary thermodynamic parameter x finite.
Teaching the third law of thermodynamics
If one has lived in compliance with the evaluation meaning, that he is not aware about, then he will survive long enough and will be inherited in the next generation.
Comparison between the two definitions of AI
This is in compliance with the three particle interactions in integrable systems.
Interaction of Coupled Higher Order Nonlinear SCHR\"Odinger Equation Solitons
Rather than seeing our task in comparing the intellectual capacities of different people we are primarily concerned with finding out more about the circumstances under which one can fully implement one’s own abilities in compliance with the individual’s own potential.
Schrodinger's cat and the problem of two cultures
It has specific reporting, database, permit, inspection, monitoring, and compliance responsibilities.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
In standard notations −p = σ1 = σ2 = σ3 and values of the compression stress are negative.) The quantities qi1 have a meaning of electrostriction coefficients, sP ij are the elastic compliances at constant polarization.
Influence of external factors on dielectric permittivity of Rochelle salt: humidity, annealing, stresses, electric field
The calculated angle ϕm is in compliance with these observations.
Large-scale instabilities in a non-rotating turbulent convection
Furthermore, it is important to preserve the first moment (value at N =1) of a splitting function to ensure compliance with the momentum sum rule.
A Global Fit to Scattering Data with NLL BFKL Resummations
Together, the static compliance tensor Mij (cid:96)k, a known effect in soil mechanics .
From Elasticity to Hypoplasticity: Dynamics of Granular Solids