conformity

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From Middle French conformité

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conformity (countable and uncountable, plural conformities)

  1. State of things being similar or identical.
  2. A point of resemblance; a similarity.
  3. State of being conforming, of complying with a set of rules, with a norm or standard.
  4. The ideology of adhering to one standard or social uniformity.
    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. - Kenneth Tynan

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