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Conformity.

[Antonyms: nonconformity.]

[Nouns] conformity, conformance; observance; habituation.

naturalization; conventionality (custom) [more]; agreement [more].

example, instance, specimen, sample, quotation; exemplification, illustration, case in point; object lesson; elucidation.

standard, model, pattern (prototype) [more].

rule, nature, principle; law; order of things; normal state, natural state, ordinary state, model state, normal condition, natural condition, ordinary condition, model condition; standing dish, standing order; Procrustean law; law of the Medes and Persians; hard and fast rule.

[Verbs] conform to, conform to rule; accommodate oneself to, adapt oneself to; rub off corners.

be regular; move in a groove; follow the rules, observe the rules, go by the rules, bend to the rules, obey the rules, obey the precedents; comply with, tally with, chime in with, fall in with; be guided by, be regulated by; fall into a custom, fall into a usage; follow the fashion, follow the crowd, follow the multitude; pass muster, do as others do, hurler avec les loups; stand on ceremony; when in Rome do as the Romans do; go with the stream, go with the flow, swim with the stream, swim with the current, swim with the tide, blow with the wind; stick to the beaten track (habit) [more]; keep one in countenance.

exemplify, illustrate, cite, quote, quote precedent, quote authority, appeal to authority, put a case; produce an instance; elucidate, explain.

[Adjectives] conformable to rule; regular [more]; according to regulation, according to rule, according to Hoyle, according to Cocker, according to Gunter; en regle, selon Ies, reges, well regulated, orderly; symmetric [more].

conventional (customary) [more]; of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence; in the natural order of things; ordinary, common, habitual, usual, everyday, workaday.

in the order of the day; naturalized.

typical, normal, nominal, formal; canonical, orthodox, sound, strict, rigid, positive, uncompromising, Procrustean.

secundum artem, shipshape, technical.

exempIary, illustrative, in point.

[Adverbs] conformably; by rule; agreeably to; in conformity with, in accordance with, in keeping with; according to; consistently with; as usual, ad instar, instar omnium; more solito, more majorum.

for the sake of conformity; as a matter of course, of course; pro forma, for form's sake, by the card.

invariably, (uniformly) [more].

for example, for instance; exempli gratia; e. g.; inter alia.

[Phrases] cela va sans dire; ex pede Herculem; noscitur a sociis; ne e quovis ligno Mercurius fiat [Erasmus]; "they are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations" [Bacon]. "The nail that sticks up will get hammered down" [Japanese saying]; "Stick your neck out and it may get cut off."

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