1the action or fact of complying with a wish or command:they must secure each other’s cooperation or compliance
the state or fact of according with or meeting rules or standards:all imports of timber are in compliance with regulations [as modifier]:this paper estimates the compliance costs of such a policy change
unworthy or excessive acquiescence:the appalling compliance with government views shown by the commission
2 Physics the property of a material of undergoing elastic deformation or (of a gas) change in volume when subjected to an applied force. It is equal to the reciprocal of stiffness.
Medicine the ability of an organ to distend in response to applied pressure.