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solidity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Solidity  \So*lid"i*ty\,  n.  [L.  soliditas:  cf  F.  solidit['e].] 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  solid;  density;  consistency, 
  --  opposed  to  {fluidity};  compactness;  fullness  of  matter, 
  --  opposed  to  {openness}  or  {hollowness};  strength; 
  soundness,  --  opposed  to  {weakness}  or  {instability};  the 
  primary  quality  or  affection  of  matter  by  which  its 
  particles  exclude  or  resist  all  others  hardness; 
  massiveness. 
 
  That  which  hinders  the  approach  of  two  bodies  when 
  they  are  moving  one  toward  another,  I  call  solidity. 
  --Locke. 
 
  2.  Moral  firmness;  soundness;  strength;  validity;  truth; 
  certainty;  --  as  opposed  to  {weakness}  or 
  {fallaciousness};  as  the  solidity  of  arguments  or 
  reasoning;  the  solidity  of  principles,  triuths,  or 
  opinions. 
 
  3.  (Geom.)  The  solid  contents  of  a  body;  volume;  amount  of 
  inclosed  space. 
 
  Syn:  Firmness;  solidness;  hardness;  density;  compactness; 
  strength;  soundness;  validity;  certainty. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  solidity 
  n  1:  the  consistency  of  a  solid  [syn:  {solidness}]  [ant:  {porosity}] 
  2:  state  of  having  the  interior  filled  with  matter  [ant:  {hollowness}] 




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