Pronunciation: (kum-plī'uns), [key]
1. the act of conforming, acquiescing, or yielding.
2. a tendency to yield readily to others, esp. 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.
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.
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