from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Steadfastness, as in purpose or affection; faithfulness.
- n. The condition or quality of being constant; changelessness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being constant; steadiness or faithfulness in action, affections, purpose, etc.
- n. An unchanging quality or characteristic of a person or thing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being constant or steadfast; freedom from change; stability; fixedness; immutability.
- n. Fixedness or firmness of mind; persevering resolution; especially, firmness of mind under sufferings, steadiness in attachments, or perseverance in enterprise; stability; fidelity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fixedness; a standing firm; hence, immutability; unalterable continuance; a permanent state.
- n. Fixedness or firmness of mind; persevering resolution; steady, unshaken determination; particularly, firmness of mind under sufferings, steadfastness in attachments, perseverance in enterprise, or stability in love or friendship.
- n. Certainty; veracity; reality.
- n. Synonyms Permanence; uniformity; regularity. Industry, Application, etc. (see assiduity); Faithfulness, Fidelity, etc. (see firmness), steadfastness, tenacity.
- n. A constant job: as, “a constancy and good wages promised for a good workman,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. faithfulness and dependability in personal attachments (especially sexual fidelity)
- n. (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
- n. the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation
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