conformation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conformation acting according to certain accepted standards "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"
    • n conformation any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline) "he could barely make out their shapes"
    • n conformation a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conformation The act of conforming; the act of producing conformity. "The conformation of our hearts and lives to the duties of true religion and morality."
    • Conformation The state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure, as depending on the arrangement of parts; form; arrangement. "In Hebrew poetry, there may be observed a certain conformation of the sentences.""A structure and conformation of the earth."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conformation The manner in which a body is formed; the particular texture or structure of a body, or the arrangement and relation of the parts which compose it; form; structure.
    • n conformation The act of conforming or adjusting; the act of producing suitableness or conformity: with to.
    • n conformation The becoming similar in respect of form; approach or reduction to formal resemblance: said of words. Synonyms See figure, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Conformation particular form, shape, or structure: adaptation
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Infancy conforms to nobody: all conform to it, so that one babe commonly makes four or five out of the adults who prattle and play to it.”
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    “Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.”
  • Dr. Robert Anthony
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    “The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.”
  • J. Frank Doble
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    “Conform and be dull.”
  • John F. Kennedy
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    “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
  • Robert Lindner
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    “Conformity, humility, acceptance... with these coins we are to pay our fares to paradise.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conformatio: cf. F. conformation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conformārecon, with, and formāreforma, form.

Usage

In literature:

But whatever the group may be, its units must conform.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
So strong is the tendency that the only escape from conformity lies in real struggle.
"The Unfolding Life" by Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux
Secondly, notice that this teaching is in Paul's judgment a mould or pattern according to which men's lives are to be conformed.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
The general conformation of the body is feminine.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The course which the priests had determined to take against Jesus was in perfect conformity with the established law.
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
The people gradually would sink to a level of servile conformity.
"Socialism and American ideals" by William Starr Myers
The common people are being driven to church at the sword's point, and conforming by shoals.
"Jacques Bonneval" by Anne Manning
In regard to Korea, Japan has conformed strictly to Western models.
"The Problem of China" by Bertrand Russell
To produce Art, the artist's individuality must conform to the Absolute.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Infancy conforms to nobody; all conform to it.
"An English Grammar" by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
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In poetry:

Come doon and conform,
Pyke an honest worm,
And hap yer bairns frae the comin storm,
Spendrife laverock!
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
He bids her not to him conform,
He does not question her intent;
He takes the sunshine and the storm
As strings of some sweet instrument;
"Nature And the Book" by Alfred Austin
I showed him that his coat, all dust,
Top boots and cords provoked compassion,
And proved that men of station must
Conform to the decrees of fashion.
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The illustration
is nothing to you without the application.
You lack half wit. You crush all the particles down
into close conformity, and then walk back and forth on them.
"To a Steam Roller" by Marianne Moore
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

In news:

ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute delivers package to verify wireless device interoperability and stack conformance .
ISA100.11a compliance group releases conformance test kits.
ISA100.11a Stack Conformance Test Kit.
ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute Delivers Wireless Test Kits to Ensure Device Interoperability and Stack Conformance to ISA100.11a Standard.
Standard group's conformant products expected to hit market soon.
ONVIF releases test tool and conformance process.
ISA Security Compliance Institute Calls for Input on ISASecure Embedded Controller Security Assurance Conformance Specification.
VAV-Box Selection, Code Conformance .
DVB and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) have announced that the MHP (Multimedia Home Platform) conformance process is now underway ETSI is now shipping the MHP Test Suite to MHP implementers.
Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness .
On the school playground, Cooper Barton was made to turn his T-shirt inside out because it didn't conform to the Oklahoma City school district's dress code policy.
Crafting community wrestles with a creeping wave of conformity.
Tall and lanky, with a voice that occasionally cracks and a forelock that resists conformity.
2 says, "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind".
Letters may be edited for clarity and to conform to space requirements.
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In science:

By a uniqueness of a conformal Frobenius structure, we may assume that (◦, e, E , J ) is a conformal Frobenius structure constructed in §5.9.
An O(2,n) formulation of invariant theory for elliptic Weyl group
Example 2.1.3 [conformal field theory with boundary]. D0-branes are realized in a conformal field theory with boundary as a special class of boundary states.
Azumaya-type noncommutative spaces and morphisms therefrom: Polchinski's D-branes in string theory from Grothendieck's viewpoint
Note that this last equation together with the fact that G is a conformal vector on V 1 (W ) imply that G is a conformal vector on Vsuper .
SUSY Lattice Vertex Algebras
In the case that c = cp,p+1, the extensions of L(cp,p+1 , 0) have been classified in the theory of conformal nets (an analytical approach to conformal field theory) [KL] (also see [X]).
Toward classfication of rational vertex operator algebras with central charges less than 1
For many two dimensional systems of interest, translation, rotation and scale invariance give local conformal invariance for free : the descriptions of the system in two conformally equivalent geometries are related by pure kinematics.
LERW as an example of off-critical SLEs
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