conformable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj conformable in keeping "salaries agreeable with current trends","plans conformable with your wishes","expressed views concordant with his background"
    • adj conformable disposed or willing to comply "someone amenable to persuasion"
    • adj conformable quick to comply "I have been to you a true and humble wife, at all times to your will conformable"-Shakespeare"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conformable Corresponding in form, character, opinions, etc.; similar; like; consistent; proper or suitable; -- usually followed by to. "The fragments of Sappho give us a taste of her way of writing perfectly conformable with that character.""I have been to you a true and humble wife, at all times to your will conformable""Conformable to Scripture as well as to philosophy.""To make matters somewhat conformable for the old knight."
    • Conformable Disposed to compliance or obedience; ready to follow directions; quick to comply; submissive; compliant. "I have been to you a true and humble wife,
      At all times to your will conformable ."
    • Conformable (Geol) Parallel, or nearly so; -- said of strata in contact.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conformable Corresponding in form, character, etc; resembling; like; similar: as, this machine is conformable to the model.
    • conformable Exhibiting harmony or conformity; agreeable; suitable; consistent; adapted; adjusted.
    • conformable Compliant; acquiescent; ready to follow directions; submissive; obsequious; disposed to obey.
    • conformable [In all the preceding senses generally followed by to, sometimes by with.]
    • conformable Properly or suitably arranged or formed; convenient.
    • conformable In geology, having the same dip and direction: said of two or more stratified beds. If over any area an assemblage of strata is disturbed, elevated, or turned up on edge, strata subsequently deposited there will not be conformable with the underlying formations.
    • conformable Specifically, that accepts and conforms to the usages of the Anglican Church.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Conformable corresponding in form: suitable: compliant
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Quotations

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    “Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.”
  • Dr. Robert Anthony
    Dr. Robert Anthony
    “The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.”
  • J. Frank Doble
    J. Frank Doble
    “Conform and be dull.”
  • John F. Kennedy
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    “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “As to conforming outwardly, and living your own life inwardly, I have not a very high opinion of that course.”
  • Marcel Duchamp
    Marcel Duchamp
    “I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conformārecon, with, and formāreforma, form.

Usage

In literature:

Among the very friendly notes that have been sent to me, the following particularly conform to the above requirements.
"The Mind of the Child, Part II" by W. Preyer
Shoot your head and arms as far through your legs as your conformation permits.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Why then do I not meet you in a manner conformable with these first feelings?
"Apologia pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Newman
This will give a rough idea of the conformation of Southern Palestine.
"With the British Army in The Holy Land" by Henry Osmond Lock
It is, indeed, in conformity with the Creator.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
The distinction above hinted at prevailed in Waller's time, and he conforms to it in the examples quoted.
"Notes and Queries, Number 190, June 18, 1853" by Various
So in conformity with the usages of the primitive Church we give consecration to our sisters by the laying on of hands.
"Deaconesses in Europe" by Jane M. Bancroft
They have lived with little thought and little conformity to the demands of this prince of weak minds.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
Heels on the same line and as near each other as the conformation of the man permits.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
Out of a dazed and superficial conformity, sharp differences began to emerge.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
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In poetry:

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
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
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:

Canfield City Council approved a non-conforming use for a property on South Broad Street that is next to the county-owned building near the intersection with Fairground Boulevard.
Canfield City Council approved a non-conforming use for a property on South Broad Street that is next to the county-owned building near the intersection with Fairground Boulevar.
The 1950's and 60's were a time of conformity, right.
A proposal to modify – rather than replace – non-conforming rebar in the foundation of Plant Vogtle's Unit 3 reactor is unacceptable, according to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission .
Antennas on transparent films can be bent to conform to curved supports.
Whyte, the author who defined corporate conformity and warned against its growth in the classic book "The Organization Man ," died yesterday at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.
There is good news on the lending front for buyers who pay all cash for a property and then want to get a conventional conforming loan within six months of the purchase.
It takes more than good conformation and good genetics.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse can't be accused of mild-mannered conformity.
Where a trustee has requested reformation of the trust, the request should be granted in order to conform to Internal Revenue Code provisions.
" Rhinoceros " tells the story of one man's struggle to remain true to himself in a world of conformity — a mindset that becomes more challenging as those around him begin to transform into rhinoceroses .
"We weren't driven to conform to a sound that would guarantee success," he says.
Kannad's SafeLink AIS SART obtains Wheel Mark (Mark of Conformity) the European regulatory marking for marine equipment.
Finally you need to understand that if you can't conform your behavior appropriately you may...
In UKC Conformation Shows, this breed is shown by variety in this order – Groenendael, Laekenois, Malinois, Tervueren.
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In science:

Similar results were later obtained in probability theory, based on the general structure of “completely conformally-invariant processes”, which correspond exactly to c = 0 central charge conformal field theories [55, 62].
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
As we have seen, this fact is linked to the presence of a single universal conformal field theory (with a vanishing central charge c = 0), and to the underlying presence of quantum gravity, which organizes the associated conformal dimensions.
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
V −1 (x) = p4(1 − γ )x + γ 2 , transforms the bulk conformal weight in C of a given conformal operator into the boundary conformal weight of the corresponding boundary operator in quantum gravity (see appendix C).
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
In O(N ) model studies (see, e.g., [15, 28, 114]), it has been observed that the conformal operator Φp,q , with conformal weights h(γ ) p,q (or ∆(γ ) p,q in QG), and describing a given system of random paths, gets its indices p and q interchanged when going from the dilute phase to the dense phase.
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
The partition function ZL (A.18) represents a random surface with two punctures where two conformal operators of conformal weights ∆L are located, here at the two vertices of L nonintersecting RW’s.
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
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