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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.
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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.
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compliance

Conforming to a specification, standard or law that has been clearly defined.
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Differences were statistically significant between Smoke and Air groups regarding compliance (p = 0.01), elastance (p < 0.01), static compliance (p < 0.01) and static elastance (p < 0.01).
The obtained model was capable of representing the static compliance and the resonance peaks with good accuracy.
Indeed, reduced total static compliance of the respiratory system during pneumoperitoneum in our results might reflect decreased chest wall compliance which is one determinant of total static compliance of the respiratory system.
Tympanometry was again normal (1.3 cc static compliance in the right ear, 1.7 cc in the left) at 0 daPa pressure, reflecting normal middle ear function.
In addition, the products of static compliance of the breathing circuit (1.09 ml/cm[H.sub.2]O) and delta P (Ppl minus PEEP) indicate estimated delta V (Table 3).