1 a nonconformists as a body, esp. (Nonconformity) Protestants dissenting from the Anglican Church. b the principles or practice of nonconformists, esp. (Nonconformity) Protestant dissent.
2 (usu. foll. by to) failure to conform to a rule etc.
3 lack of correspondence between things.
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