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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Constancy  \Con"stan*cy\,  n.  [L.  constantia:  cf  F.  constance. 
  See  {Constant}.] 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  constant  or  steadfast; 
  freedom  from  change;  stability;  fixedness;  immutability; 
  as  the  constancy  of  God  in  his  nature  and  attributes. 
 
  2.  Fixedness  or  firmness  of  mind;  persevering  resolution; 
  especially,  firmness  of  mind  under  sufferings,  steadiness 
  in  attachments,  or  perseverance  in  enterprise;  stability; 
  fidelity. 
 
  A  fellow  of  plain  uncoined  constancy.  --Shak. 
 
  Constancy  and  contempt  of  danger.  --Prescott. 
 
  Syn:  Fixedness;  stability;  firmness;  steadiness;  permanence; 
  steadfastness;  resolution.  See  {Firmness}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  constancy 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  free  from  change  or  variation  [syn:  {stability}] 
  [ant:  {inconstancy}] 
  2:  the  tendency  for  perceived  objects  to  give  rise  to  very 
  similar  perceptual  experiences  in  spite  of  wide  variations 
  in  the  conditions  of  observation 
  3:  faithfulness  in  personal  attachment  (especially  sexual 
  fidelity) 




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