conformable

[kuh n-fawr-muh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. corresponding in form, nature, or character; similar.
  2. compliant; obedient; submissive: a conformable disposition.
  3. Geology. of or relating to an unbroken sequence of strata or beds, characteristic of uninterrupted deposition.

Origin of conformable

1425–75; late Middle English. See conform, -able
Related formssub·con·form·a·ble, adjectivesub·con·form·a·ble·ness, nounsub·con·form·a·bly, adverbsu·per·con·form·a·ble, adjectivesu·per·con·form·a·ble·ness, nounsu·per·con·form·a·bly, adverb
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conformable

adjective
  1. corresponding in character; similar
  2. obedient; submissive
  3. (foll by to) in agreement or harmony (with); consistent (with)
  4. (of rock strata) lying in a parallel arrangement so that their original relative positions have remained undisturbed
  5. maths (of two matrices) related so that the number of columns in one is equal to the number of rows in the other
Derived Formsconformability or conformableness, nounconformably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conformable
adj.

1510s, from conform + -able.

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