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conformance
Equivalences:
Used by: General
Contributed by: Jenny Slater

The ability to operate in a way defined by a specification

It is said that it is not possible to comply with a specification, only to comply with a standard. It is possible to conform to a specification, or to implement a specification.

What an implementation ought to do in order to conform to a specification is often very vague. Thus two implementations might conform to a specification, and yet not be very interoperable with each other.

See also:
compliance
specification
standard


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