constancy

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

con·stan·cy

noun \ˈkän(t)-stən(t)-sē\

: the quality of staying the same : lack of change

: the quality of being loyal to a person or belief

plural con·stan·cies

Full Definition of CONSTANCY

1
a :  steadfastness of mind under duress :  fortitude
b :  fidelity, loyalty
2
:  a state of being constant or unchanging

Examples of CONSTANCY

  1. the constancy of the Earth's rotation
  2. <the mistaken notion that there is constancy in language—words do indeed change their meanings over time>

First Known Use of CONSTANCY

15th century

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