[ kuhn-fawr-muh-buhl ]
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  1. corresponding in form, nature, or character; similar.

  2. compliant; obedient; submissive: a conformable disposition.

  1. 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

Other words from conformable

  • sub·con·form·a·ble, adjective
  • sub·con·form·a·ble·ness, noun
  • sub·con·form·a·bly, adverb
  • su·per·con·form·a·ble, adjective
  • su·per·con·form·a·ble·ness, noun
  • su·per·con·form·a·bly, adverb

Words Nearby conformable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use conformable in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for conformable


/ (kənˈfɔːməbəl) /

  1. corresponding in character; similar

  2. obedient; submissive

  1. (foll by to) in agreement or harmony (with); consistent (with)

  2. (of rock strata) lying in a parallel arrangement so that their original relative positions have remained undisturbed

  3. 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, noun
  • conformably, adverb

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