Conformity vs Adaptability - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between conformity and adaptability

is that conformity is state of things being similar or identical while adaptability is the quality of being adaptable; a quality that renders adaptable.




  • State of things being similar or identical.
  • A point of resemblance; a similarity.
  • State of being conforming, of complying with a set of rules, with a norm or standard.
  • The ideology of adhering to one standard or social uniformity.
  • How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become corruption? Only by answering such questions does the conscience truly define itself. -

    Usage notes

    * Sometimes used interchangeably with conformation.




    * conformance


    * nonconformity




  • The quality of being adaptable; a quality that renders adaptable.
  • (biology) Variability in respect to, or under the influence of, external conditions; susceptibility of an organism to that variation whereby it becomes suited to or fitted for its conditions of environment; the capacity of an organism to be modified by circumstances.
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