[ kuhm-plahy-uhnt ]
/ kəmˈplaɪ ənt /
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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OTHER WORDS FROM compliant
com·pli·ant·ly, adverbo·ver·com·pli·ant, adjectivepre·com·pli·ant, adjectivequa·si-com·pli·ant, adjective
qua·si-com·pli·ant·ly, adverbun·com·pli·ant, adjectiveun·com·pli·ant·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for compliant
Yes, I must let myself be compliantly swept further up town.The Adventures of a Widow|Edgar Fawcett
British Dictionary definitions for compliant
/ (kəmˈplaɪənt) /
complying, obliging, or yielding
Derived forms of compliantcompliantly or compliably, adverbcompliantness or compliableness, noun
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