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[kuh n-fawr-muh-buh l]
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  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.
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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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Historical Examples

  • We had supposed that her operations were uniform--conformable to fixed laws of movement.

    Life: Its True Genesis

    R. W. Wright

  • Opening their eyes, they see a conformable and perfect world.

    Jennie Gerhardt

    Theodore Dreiser

  • I suppressed this, replacing it by one conformable to my arrangements.

  • The best will always be the simplest, and that which is most conformable to nature.

  • His practice appears to have been conformable to his theory.

British Dictionary definitions for conformable


  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
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Derived Formsconformability or conformableness, nounconformably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conformable


1510s, from conform + -able.

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