compliant

[ kuh m-plahy-uh nt ]
/ kəmˈplaɪ ənt /

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.

Origin of compliant

First recorded in 1635–45; comply + -ant
Related forms
Can be confusedcomplacent complaisant compliant
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British Dictionary definitions for compliant

compliant

compliable

/ (kəmˈplaɪənt) /

adjective

complying, obliging, or yielding
Derived Formscompliantly or compliably, adverbcompliantness or compliableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for compliant

compliant


adj.

1640s, from comply + -ant.

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