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compliance

, compliancy
a measure of the ability of a mechanical system to respond to an applied vibrating force, expressed as the reciprocal of the system's stiffness.

Compliance

Meeting legislated performance standards; “beyond compliance” means voluntarily exceeding those standards.

compliance

see TYPES OF COMPLIANCE.

compliance

[kəm′plī·əns]
(mechanics)
The displacement of a linear mechanical system under a unit force.

certificate of compliance

A document issued by the responsible governmental authority stating that all of a building, or any designated portion thereof, complies with all provisions of applicable codes, statutes, and regulations.

compliance

Conforming to a specification, standard or law that has been clearly defined.
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But for them it might never have been carried out; for when they summoned Agatha, at half-past six next morning, to leave her warm bed and brave the biting air, she would have refused without hesitation had she not been shamed into compliance by these laborious ones who stood by her bedside, blue-nosed and hungry, but ready for the ice.
The learned among them confess the absurdity of this doctrine; but the practice still continues, in compliance to the vulgar.
Fellow citizens of the United States: in compliance with a custom as old as the government itself, I appear before you to address you briefly and to take, in your presence, the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, to be taken by the President "before he enters on the execution of his office.
But I have been always the same in all my actions, public as well as private, and never have I yielded any base compliance to those who are slanderously termed my disciples, or to any other.
The celebrated Pericles, in compliance with the resentment of a prostitute,[1] at the expense of much of the blood and treasure of his countrymen, attacked, vanquished, and destroyed the city of the SAMNIANS.
Had the States complied punctually with the articles of Confederation, or could their compliance have been enforced by as peaceable means as may be used with success towards single persons, our past experience is very far from countenancing an opinion, that the State governments would have lost their constitutional powers, and have gradually undergone an entire consolidation.
The officials of the Board of Trade have been most exacting in seeing that every compliance has been made with existing regulations.
The captain, however, who had heard nothing of the conflict at Pierre's Hole, declined all compliance with this sage counsel.
Lady Dorothea is lovely and Engaging; I prefer no woman to her; but know Sir, that I scorn to marry her in compliance with your Wishes.
Raoul, therefore, had, in compliance with the wish of his father, served obstinately and passively the fortunes of Louis XIV.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
Morland were all compliance, and Catherine all happiness.

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