conformable
adjective Date: 15th century 1. corresponding or consistent in form or character <
conduct conformable to their principles
>
2. submissive, compliant <
be patient and conformable to my directions — Sir Walter Scott
>
3. following in unbroken sequence — used of geologic strata formed under uniform conditions • conformably adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • conformable — 1510s, from CONFORM (Cf. conform) + ABLE (Cf. able) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conformable — [adj] appropriate; matching adapted, agreeable, alike, amenable, applicable, assorted, comparable, compliant, consistent, docile, fitted, fitting, harmonious, in agreement, like, matched, obedient, orderly, proper, regular, resembling, similar,… …   New thesaurus

  • conformable — [kən fôr′mə bəl] adj. [ME] 1. that conforms; specif., a) similar b) in harmony or agreement c) adapted; suited 2. quick to conform; obedient; compliant 3. Geol. uninterruptedly parallel: said of sedimentary strata that …   English World dictionary

  • conformable — /keuhn fawr meuh beuhl/, adj. 1. corresponding in form, nature, or character; similar. 2. compliant; obedient; submissive: a conformable disposition. 3. Geol. of or pertaining to an unbroken sequence of strata or beds, characteristic of… …   Universalium

  • conformable — adjective (usu. conformable to) 1》 disposed or accustomed to conform. 2》 similar in nature; consistent. 3》 Geology (of strata) deposited in a continuous sequence, and having the same direction of stratification. Derivatives conformability noun… …   English new terms dictionary

  • conformable — /kənˈfɔməbəl/ (say kuhn fawmuhbuhl) adjective 1. corresponding in form or character; similar. 2. exhibiting agreement or harmony: conformable to the new design. 3. compliant, acquiescent, or submissive. 4. Geology (of strata or beds) having the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • conformable — adjective Having the same shape, very similar. Syn: similar, alike, suitable, corresponding …   Wiktionary

  • conformable — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Alike] Syn. resembling, similar, comparable; see alike 2 , like . 2. [In agreement] Syn. unified, consistent, suitable; see harmonious 2 . 3. [Obedient] Syn. amenable, submissive, agreeable; see docile , obedient 1 . II… …   English dictionary for students

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