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English noun: conformation

1. conformation (shape) a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing

Broader (hypernym)balance, counterbalance, equilibrium, equipoise

2. conformation (attribute) any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

SamplesHe could barely make out their shapes.

Synonymsconfiguration, contour, form, shape

Broader (hypernym)spatial property, spatiality

Narrower (hyponym)angularity, bluntness, concaveness, concavity, convexity, convexness, crookedness, curvature, curve, dullness, keenness, lobularity, narrowing, roundness, sharpness, straightness, stratification, topography

Attributecrooked, straight

3. conformation (act) acting according to certain accepted standards

SamplesTheir financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices.

Synonymsabidance, compliance, conformity

Broader (hypernym)cooperation

Narrower (hyponym)formality, honoring, keeping, line, observance

Antonymsdisobedience, noncompliance, nonconformance, nonconformity

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