[ kuhn-fawr-muh-buhl ]
/ kənˈfɔr mə bəl /
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corresponding in form, nature, or character; similar.
compliant; obedient; submissive: a conformable disposition.
Geology. of or relating to an unbroken sequence of strata or beds, characteristic of uninterrupted deposition.



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Origin of conformable

1425–75; late Middle English. See conform, -able

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British Dictionary definitions for conformable

/ (kənˈfɔːməbəl) /


corresponding in character; similar
obedient; submissive
(foll by to) in agreement or harmony (with); consistent (with)
(of rock strata) lying in a parallel arrangement so that their original relative positions have remained undisturbed
maths (of two matrices) related so that the number of columns in one is equal to the number of rows in the other

Derived forms of conformable

conformability or conformableness, nounconformably, adverb
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