What does compliance mean?
To be in compliance means to adhere to all laws, rules, and
Compliance (regulation), the act adhering to,
and demonstrating adherence to, a standard or regulation.
Regulatory compliance refers to systems or
departments at corporations and public agencies to ensure that
personnel are aware of and take steps to comply with relevant laws
and regulations. In general, compliance means conforming to a
specification or policy, standard or law that has been clearly
Compliance (or Adherence) is a medical
term that is used to indicate a patient's correct
following of medical advice. Most commonly it is a patient taking
medication (drug compliance), but may also apply to use of surgical
appliances such as compression stockings, chronic wound care,
self-directed physiotherapy exercises, or attending counseling or
other courses of therapy.
Compliance (psychology) is a form of social
influence that involves a direct request, often by a person in
need, such as a friend or acquaintance who asked for a favor, or a
stranger who requests directions or the time of day.
Compliance (physiological) a measure of the
tendency of a hollow organ to resist recoil toward its original
dimensions upon removal of a distending or compressing force. It is
the reciprocal of "elastance".