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compliant

[ kuhm-plahy-uhnt ]
/ kəmˈplaɪ ənt /
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adjective

complying; obeying, obliging, or yielding, especially in a submissive way: a man with a compliant nature.
manufactured or produced in accordance with a specified body of rules (usually used in combination): Energy Star-compliant computers.

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Origin of compliant

First recorded in 1635–45; comply + -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM compliant

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH compliant

complacent, complaisant, compliant
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British Dictionary definitions for compliant

compliant

compliable

/ (kəmˈplaɪənt) /

adjective

complying, obliging, or yielding

Derived forms of compliant

compliantly or compliably, adverbcompliantness or compliableness, noun
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