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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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