[kuh n-fawr-muh-buh l]


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.

Nearby words

  1. confluent,
  2. confluent and reticulate papillomatosis,
  3. confocal,
  4. confocal microscope,
  5. conform,
  6. conformal,
  7. conformal projection,
  8. conformance,
  9. conformation,
  10. conformational analysis

Origin of conformable

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

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Examples from the Web for conformable

British Dictionary definitions for conformable



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 Formsconformability or conformableness, nounconformably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for conformable



1510s, from conform + -able.

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