John A. Martin wrote:
Indeed, _conform_ has a secondary meaning, "to act or be in accord
or agreement; to comply." That is however only a secondary meaning.
In an IT context "conformance testing" is a well-known term. I have
not yet read "compliance testing" anywhere.
Like standards, dictionaries are wonderful in that there are many
from which to choose
Yeah, sometimes I use en-gb-oed as language tag just for fun... :-)
Google test (using the phrases, i.e. with quotes):
"conformance test" 368,000 Limited to IETF: 706
"compliance test" 456,000 Limited to IETF: 99
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