conformity conformity  /kən ˈfɔr mə ti/


  1. (n) correspondence in form or appearance
  2. (n) acting according to certain accepted standards
  3. (n) orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
  4. (n) concurrence of opinion
  5. (n) hardened conventionality


  1. A psychologist and well-known researcher of twins decries conformity in scientific culture.
  2. Psychologists believe they may have been guided by a strong moral compass and past experiences with conformity.
  3. For evidence, revisionists say, look no further than those very experiments that supposedly proved the evils of conformity.


  • IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) Establishes Synchrophasor Conformity Assessment Steering Committee

    The IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP), in collaboration with key stakeholders and subject matter experts from the Power Systems community, today announced the formation of the ICAP Synchrophasor Conformity Assessment Steering Committee (SCASC). A key initiative of the SCASC is the development and delivery of a consensus-based testing and certification program for Phasor Measurement Units ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: ECOnline


  1. "It's pretty obvious to me that the players and the body wanted to act in conformity with public opinion but in the end, not surprisingly, they wanted a situation where the decision was taken by the government and not the players," Howard said....
    on May 12, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Washington Post

  2. Lagarde said Societe Generale's management of the transactions was "in conformity with the existing regulations."
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Christine Lagarde Source: Leading The Charge

  3. In an era when "alikeness" was prized, Kennedy said, "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." "We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes." "Let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking...
    on Nov 23, 2003 By: John F Kennedy Source: Plainview Daily Herald

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