precompliance

compliance

[kuhm-plahy-uhns]
noun
1.
the act of conforming, acquiescing, or yielding.
2.
a tendency to yield readily to others, especially in a weak and subservient way.
3.
conformity; accordance: in compliance with orders.
4.
cooperation or obedience: Compliance with the law is expected of all.
5.
Physics.
a.
the strain of an elastic body expressed as a function of the force producing the strain.
b.
a coefficient expressing the responsiveness of a mechanical system to a periodic force.

Origin:
1635–45; comply + -ance

overcompliance, noun
precompliance, noun
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compliance or compliancy (kəmˈplaɪəns)
 
n
1.  the act of complying; acquiescence
2.  a disposition to yield to or comply with others
3.  C 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
 
compliancy or compliancy
 
n

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compliance
1640s, from comply.
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compliance com·pli·ance (kəm-plī'əns)
n.

  1. A measure of the ease with which a structure or substance may be deformed, especially a measure of the ease with which a hollow organ may be distended.

  2. The degree of constancy and accuracy with which a patient follows a prescribed regimen, as distinguished from adherence or maintenance.

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