conformity

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From Middle French conformité

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conformity (countable and uncountable, plural conformities)

  1. The state of things being similar or identical.
    Synonyms: homogeneity, uniformity; see also Thesaurus:uniformity
  2. A point of resemblance; a similarity.
  3. The state of being conforming, of complying with a set of rules, with a norm or standard.
    Synonyms: compliance, conformance; see also Thesaurus:conformity
  4. 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.

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