• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Conformator An apparatus for taking the conformation of anything, as of the head for fitting a hat, or, in craniometry, finding the largest horizontal area of the head.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conformator An apparatus consisting of a number of bent levers arranged in a circle and controlled by springs, fitted on the head to ascertain its shape in order to make a pattern for a hat.
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  • Jacob Bronowski
    “Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Fashion is a tyrant from which there is no deliverance; all must conform to its whimsical.”
  • Carl Van Doren
    Carl Van Doren
    “The race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Our expenses are all for conformity.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “To hard necessity ones will and fancy must conform.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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In literature:

Was it certain that the miracle whereby the data presented to our faculties conformed to them would be a standing one?
"Pragmatism" by D.L. Murray
Strength lay, and has therefore chosen a Subject entirely conformable to those Talents, of which he was Master.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
Our only safety consists in obedience and conformity to law.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
They therefore, in conformity with their general usage, added the name of a patron saint to the term by calling it Sault de Ste.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
It is to help me through to-morrow and the few days after, as best you can, by conforming to our ways.
"The Reason Why" by Elinor Glyn
The gentlemen thus appointed in conformity to regulations have been mustered into service and done duty under fire.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Lincoln" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
The line of Messrs. Featherstonhaugh and Mudge is even less in conformity to the terms of the treaty.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
Conduct which outwardly conforms to social law and social progress is unmoral rather than moral.
"How to Teach" by George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
They conform in general to two types.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
But they've at least conformed with the forms of the law, as far as the Government has any evidence.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Our actions obey an unknown law, implicit in ourselves, but which does not conform to our logic.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
On his marriage he conformed to Christianity.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
To which the archbishop sagely thought most canonical and conformable to Christian charity and the gospel.
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
She will cheerfully conform to your necessities, and be happy with you in a log-cabin.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
It suggests the expediency of conforming man's condition to hers, instead of conforming hers to man's.
"Women and the Alphabet" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
He conformed to their taste; he flattered their foibles, and obsequiously bowed to the minutia of female volatility.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
Graceful and natural curves conforming to the lay of the land add beauty to the landscape, besides enhancing the value of property.
"The Future of Road-making in America" by Archer Butler Hulbert
How magnetick pieces of Iron and smaller loadstones conform themselves to a terrella & to the earth itself, and by them are disposed.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
Moreover, it also will probably be found to conform to the law of conservation of energy.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
Doors and windows were, of course, cut anew to conform with the different usage of the building.
"Remodeled Farmhouses" by Mary H. Northend

In poetry:

Teach me to live by faith,
Conform my will to thine;
Let me victorious be in death,
And then in glory shine.
"Ask What I Shall Give Thee (III)" by John Newton
They place before them the Koran,
They read aloud from it,
But of their actions not a one
Conforms with the Koran.
"As I Look On" by Khoshal Khan Khattak
Thy food, conform to thine array,
Is heav'nly and divine;
On pastures green, where angels play,
Thy Husband feeds thee fine.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
These four brother floods, like a garland of flowers,
Shall entwine all our states in a band
Conform and confederate their wide-spreading powers,
And their wealth and their wisdom expand.
"On The Discoveries Of Captain Lewis (January 14, 1807)" by Joel Barlow
Piety and conformity to them that like!
Peace, obesity, allegiance, to them that like!
I am he who tauntingly compels men, women, nations,
Crying, Leap from your seats, and contend for your lives!
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman
O, Holy God! let light divine
Break forth more broadly from above,
Till we conform our laws to thine,
The perfect law of truth and love;
For truth and love alone can save
Thy children from a hopeless grave.
"Hymns and Odes for Temperance Occasions II: License Laws" by John Pierpont

In news:

Removal of Conformal Coating with Small Sandblasters.
Removal of conformal coating with small sandblasters.
The design for the DMLS conformal cooling tool insert incorporated channels that were designed to quickly and evenly cool individual cavities within the piece, which would not have been possible with conventional mold technologies.
Conformal Cooling Using DMLS.
Moldmakers are just starting to scratch the surface of what can be done with conformal cooling, which involves an additive approach.
Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness.
Convergence of standards, technologies creates food safety conformance .
The Agilent N6070A series signaling conformance test solution has been developed by Agilent Technologies for 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) user equipment (UE).
A Subverter of Cliches About 50's Conformity.
One small tax haven , the Isle of Man, has already conformed to OECD rules, which may pressure others to comply.
When the world is conforming all around you and acting ridiculous most people would join in.
Enforcing Conformity Is Risky .
RULE I RULES OF PROCEDURE These rules of procedure shall be construed in conformity with the Bylaws of the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Watch as Corrosion Of Conformity's Producer Freaks Out in the New Video for 'Feed On.
Corrosion Of Conformity continue to kick out the jams as a three-piece with their new EP 'Megaladon'.

In science:

Analytic continuation w.r.t. the representation labels therefore allows us to generate a large class of conformal blocks with reasonable behavior at the boundaries of the Teichm ¨uller spaces from the tempered conformal blocks.
Nonrational conformal field theory
We will call this class of conformal blocks the factorizable conformal blocks.
Nonrational conformal field theory
In fact, every conformal perturbation of a semi-Riemannian metric preserves lightlike pregeodesics and their conjugate points, so that nondegeneracy is not generic in a given conformal class.
Genericity of nondegenerate critical points and Morse geodesic functionals
Thus, the principle of conformal invariance can be translated into a mathematical statement by saying that all we have to use in conformal theory is Weyl conformal curvature tensor Cαβµν .
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
The presence of the partial derivative operating on a generic function will give an extra term, breaking the conformal invariance; as well as for the previous cases, then, we have to introduce a compensative field able to restore the conformal invariance of the whole action.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
In the case of conformal theories, interestingly enough, we do not need to introduce any non-conformally invariant compensative field, since such a field is already provided by the theory itself: it is Ricci curvature scalar R.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
This is interesting since conformal Anti-deSitter spacetimes have risen in importance over the last few years in the context of the correspondence between string theory and conformal field theory, as discussed by Aharony, Gubser, Maldacena, Ooguri and Oz in .
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
However, it would be premature to dismiss the ¯µ-scheme immediately as it is a common phenomenon that a quantum system reacts to macroscopic scales introduced by boundary conditions (for instance, the well-known “conformal anomaly” as a “soft” breaking of conformal symmetry).
Phenomenological loop quantum geometry of the Schwarzschild black hole
Furthermore, from interesting splitting theorems present for the conformal group the orbits of the conformal group decomposes into irreducible elements given by different sets of subgroups.
Gauge Theory in Riem(M)
This is an interesting setting then to study spontaneous symmetry breaking from the conformal group to the merely Diff(M ) invariant one, and enquire over the properties of some unified theory possessing the full conformal group as gauge.
Gauge Theory in Riem(M)
Similarly, f |Σ+ is a conformal mapping of Σ+ onto the lower half-plane H = { ¯z : z ∈ H}, where ¯z denotes the complex conjugate of z , with f (R+ ) = (−∞, −2) and f (γ ) = [−2, +∞). (See Fig 3.) Both maps f |Σ− and f |Σ+ extend to conformal maps of larger regions.
Large deviations for the leaves in some random trees
Moreover, Vl ∩ ∆z only depends on the conformal structure of ∆z and neither depends on the conformal structure of Dz \ ∆z , nor on the type of punctures of ∆z or on l ≥ 2.
Open strings, Lagrangian conductors and Floer functor
Although the d = 2 scaling limit Ising magnetization field Φ0 should be conformal with close connections to CLE16/3 , as we have indicated, very little conformal or SLE machinery was actually used in our analysis.
Ising (Conformal) Fields and Cluster Area Measures
While both scenarios share the presence of conformality and of a Coulomb-like phase, only in the first a range of theories exists – the conformal window – where confinement and chiral symmetry breaking do not occur at weak coupling.
Evidence for a conformal phase in SU(N) gauge theories
We expect that our theory will provide an orbifold-theoretic approach to the triplet logarithmic conformal field theories and will give more interesting examples of logarithmic conformal field theories.
Generalized twisted modules associated to general automorphisms of a vertex operator algebra