compliant

[ kuhm-plahy-uhnt ]
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adjective
  1. complying; obeying, obliging, or yielding, especially in a submissive way: a man with a compliant nature.

  2. manufactured or produced in accordance with a specified body of rules (usually used in combination): Energy Star-compliant computers.

Origin of compliant

1
First recorded in 1635–45; comply + -ant

Other words from compliant

  • com·pli·ant·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·com·pli·ant, adjective
  • pre·com·pli·ant, adjective
  • qua·si-com·pli·ant, adjective
  • qua·si-com·pli·ant·ly, adverb
  • un·com·pli·ant, adjective
  • un·com·pli·ant·ly, adverb

Words that may be confused with compliant

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How to use compliant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for compliant

compliant

compliable

/ (kəmˈplaɪənt) /


adjective
  1. complying, obliging, or yielding

Derived forms of compliant

  • compliantly or compliably, adverb
  • compliantness or compliableness, noun

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