1. a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs

Similar word(s): nonconformism, nonconformity

Definition categories: thought, heresy, heterodoxy, unorthodoxy

2. failure to conform to accepted standards of behavior

Similar word(s): nonconformity

Definition categories: act, failure

Sentences with nonconformance as a noun:

- The focus for preventive actions is to avoid creating nonconformances, but also commonly includes improvements in efficiency.