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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fragility  \Fra*gil"i*ty\,  n.  [L.  fragilitas:  cf  F. 
  fragilit['e].  Cf  {Frailty}.] 
  1.  The  condition  or  quality  of  being  fragile;  brittleness; 
  frangibility.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Weakness;  feebleness. 
 
  An  appearance  of  delicacy,  and  even  of  fragility,  is 
  almost  essential  to  it  [beauty].  --Burke. 
 
  3.  Liability  to  error  and  sin;  frailty.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  fragility  and  youthful  folly  of  Qu  Fabius. 
  --Holland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fragility 
  n  1:  quality  of  being  easily  damaged  or  destroyed  [syn:  {breakability}] 
  2:  lack  of  physical  strength  [syn:  {delicacy}] 




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