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"compliance" in British English

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compliancenoun [U]

us   uk   /kəmˈplaɪ.əns/
formal the act of obeying an order, rule, or request: It is the job of the inspectors to enforce compliance with the regulations. The company said that it had always acted in compliance with environmental laws.
mainly disapproving the state of being too willing to do what other people want you to do: It's his compliance that amazes me.
(Definition of compliance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"compliance" in Business English

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compliancenoun [U]

uk   /kəmˈplaɪəns/ us  
LAW the fact of obeying a particular law or rule, or of acting according to an agreement: compliance with sth He pointed to the building's lack of compliance with building standards for the disabled.compliance costs/procedures/standards, etc. The law imposes significant compliance costs on US businesses and is a deterrent to price competition. We've been working hard to remain in compliance with all air pollution control laws.
(Definition of compliance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “compliance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 服从, 遵守, 依从…
in Turkish rıza, uysallık, baş eğme…
in Russian согласие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 服從, 遵守, 依從…
in Polish podporządkowanie się, poszanowanie…
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