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durability


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Durability  \Du`ra*bil"i*ty\,  n.  [L.  durabilitas.] 
  The  state  or  quality  of  being  durable;  the  power  of 
  uninterrupted  or  long  continuance  in  any  condition;  the  power 
  of  resisting  agents  or  influences  which  tend  to  cause 
  changes,  decay,  or  dissolution;  lastingness. 
 
  A  Gothic  cathedral  raises  ideas  of  grandeur  in  our 
  minds  by  the  size,  its  height,  .  .  .  its  antiquity,  and 
  its  durability.  --Blair. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  durability 
  n  :  permanence  by  virtue  of  the  power  to  resist  stress  or  force; 
  "they  advertised  the  durability  of  their  products"  [syn: 
  {lastingness},  {enduringness},  {strength}] 




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