Compliance can mean:

  • In mechanical science, the inverse of stiffness
  • In healthcare:
    • Compliance (medicine), a patient's (or doctor's) adherence to a recommended course of treatment
    • Compliance (physiology), the tendency of a hollow organ to resist recoil toward its original dimensions
    • Pulmonary compliance (or lung compliance), change in lung volume for applied or dynamic pressure
    • Compliance (psychology), responding favorably to a request offered by others
  • Environmental compliance, conforming to environmental laws, regulations, standards and other requirements
  • Regulatory compliance, adherence to standards, regulations, and other requirements
  • Compliance (film), released in 2012

Famous quotes containing the word compliance:

    This is the day when people reciprocally offer, and receive, the kindest and the warmest wishes, though, in general, without meaning them on one side, or believing them on the other. They are formed by the head, in compliance with custom, though disavowed by the heart, in consequence of nature.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    I am not of the opinion generally entertained in this country [England], that man lives by Greek and Latin alone; that is, by knowing a great many words of two dead languages, which nobody living knows perfectly, and which are of no use in the common intercourse of life. Useful knowledge, in my opinion, consists of modern languages, history, and geography; some Latin may be thrown into the bargain, in compliance with custom, and for closet amusement.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    Discipline isn’t just punishing, forcing compliance or stamping out bad behavior. Rather, discipline has to do with teaching proper deportment, caring about others, controlling oneself and putting someone else’s wishes before one’s own when the occasion calls for it.
    Lawrence Balter (20th century)