Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property of being sticky, adhesive, or tenacious; viscousness; glutinousness.
- n. the property of sticking or adhering; adhesion
- n. warmth and humidity, as on a muggy day
- n. economics, of prices or wages the tendency to stay the same despite changes in the economy
- n. marketing, interface design the presence of unique attributes that make a product indisposable and valuable to its owner
- n. advertising a research measure that captures the extent to which viewers wish to spend more time looking at or reading a print ad.
- n. psychology an overemotional attachment to others; clinging in interpersonal relations; difficulty with ending conversations
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being sticky.
- n. the property of sticking to a surface
- sticky + -ness (Wiktionary)
“It seems to me there's a certain "stickiness" to academic economists 'thinking about outsourcing's impact.”
“Market forces will squeeze profit margins, but the long-term stickiness of MMOs and the added profits makes the completely detached business suits see green only.”
“And then there is the matter of the "stickiness" - of keeping people using Google because they keep their email there.”
“The other element protecting technology spending is its "stickiness" -- IT runs the business and therefore cannot be switched off, while spending on software maintenance, for example, is reviewed annually.”
“If the idea isn’t too large or too weighty for the exposed surface of the pith to support, or the viscosity of its stickiness is not too low, the idea will stick.”
“As Daniel Davies wrote: The effect of nominal wage stickiness is a very small part of what’s bad about deflation.”
“Containing the stickiness has been a bit of a challenge, but otherwise I just love this so much. 6 months later, it keeps getting better.”
“I think we have long known that in America relative to other countries, we have so-called stickiness at the end, which is to say if you're born into the bottom income group, you're more likely to stay in that bottom group than in other countries.”
“Part of that loyalty is probably the iPhone's "stickiness" - the amount of content Apple sells to iPhone users encourages them to keep coming back in order to use it.”
“Interconnection is indeed the glue that keeps the parties from leaving the colocation space, the so-called stickiness of the facility.”
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Glue; sticky substances; stickiness.
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