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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.
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Compliance

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

see TYPES OF COMPLIANCE.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

compliance

[kəm′plī·əns]
(mechanics)
The displacement of a linear mechanical system under a unit force.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

compliance

Conforming to a specification, standard or law that has been clearly defined.
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The outcome of it was that of these two odd persons having equally odd notions of duty, the one went to California, as the interest of his client required, and the other remained at home in compliance with a wish that her husband was scarcely conscious of entertaining.
In compliance with the standing order of his commander -- to report immediately, and at any one of the twenty-four hours, any decided change in the affairs of the deck, --Starbuck had no sooner trimmed the yards to the breeze --however reluctantly and gloomily, --than he mechanically went below to apprise Captain Ahab of the circumstance.
Dashwood WOULD sit up with her all night; and Elinor, in compliance with her mother's entreaty, went to bed.
He received my proposition with more compliance than is usual among writers, especially those of the projecting species, professing "he would be glad to receive further information."

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