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conformity

[kuh n-fawr-mi-tee]
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noun, plural con·form·i·ties.
  1. action in accord with prevailing social standards, attitudes, practices, etc.
  2. correspondence in form, nature, or character; agreement, congruity, or accordance.
  3. compliance or acquiescence; obedience.
  4. (often initial capital letter) compliance with the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England.
  5. Geology. the relationship between adjacent conformable strata.Compare unconformity(def 2a).
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Origin of conformity

1375–1425; late Middle English conformite < Middle French < Late Latin confōrmitās. See conform, -ity
Related formsan·ti·con·form·i·ty, noun, plural an·ti·con·form·i·ties.hy·per·con·form·i·ty, nounpre·con·form·i·ty, nounsem·i·con·form·i·ty, nounsu·per·con·form·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hyper-conformity

conformity

conformance

noun plural -ities or -ances
  1. compliance in actions, behaviour, etc, with certain accepted standards or norms
  2. correspondence or likeness in form or appearance; congruity; agreement
  3. compliance with the practices of an established church
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Word Origin and History for hyper-conformity

conformity

n.

early 15c., conformyte, from Middle French conformité (14c.), from Late Latin conformitatem (nominative conformitas), from conformis "similar in shape," from conformare (see conform). Modern form is from 17c.

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hyper-conformity in Culture

conformity

Agreement between an individual's behavior and a group's standards or expectations. A conformist is one who follows the majority's desires or standards. (See also beatniks, bureaucrat, organization man (see also organization man), peer group, and peer pressure.)

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