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- n. Permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being durable; the power of lasting or continuing in the same state by resistance to causes of decay or dissolution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force
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