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conformity

, conformance
compliance with the practices of an established church

conformity

(PSYCHOLOGY) behaviour controlled by group pressure. Groups have NORMS which group members are expected to abide by in order to maintain the integrity of the group. An individual feels the pressure of the group's expectations and tends to conform to them. See also SOCIAL CONTROL.

Social psychologists (e.g. ALLPORT, 1924; Sherif, 1935; Asch, 1952; Crutchfield, 1955) have investigated the effect of group pressure when the groups are impermanent and the members unknown to each other, as in an experimental situation. The degree of conformity has been found to depend on certain variables, such as the perceived prestige of the group, the amount of ambiguity in the judgements to be made, and the size of the group. These investigators also distinguish two types of conformity:

  1. internalization - the group's opinions are believed and internalized;
  2. compliance - outward agreement but internal disagreement. See also SOCIAL CONTROL.

conformity

[kən′fōr·məd·ē]
(geology)
The shared and undisturbed correspondence between adjacent sedimentary strata that have been deposited in orderly sequence with little or no indication of time lapses.
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Under the first agreement, the two sides will collaborate to ensure that electrical wiring installation works performed in the emirate comply with the requirements of conformity schemes issued by QCC to meet the relevant regulations.
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Hajj Hassan said in his word that launching this Conformity Mark was part of an overall strategy to boost the industrial sector which constitutes 11% of the GDP, saying he aspired to increase this contribution up to 17%.
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council executive director of conformity scheme services E.