constancy

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noun con·stan·cy \ˈkän(t)-stən(t)-sē\

Definition of constancy

plural

constancies

  1. 1 a :  steadfastness of mind under duress :  fortitude b :  fidelity, loyalty

  2. 2 :  a state of being constant or unchanging

Examples of constancy in a sentence

  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>

15th Century

First Known Use of constancy

15th century


CONSTANCY Defined for English Language Learners

constancy

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noun con·stan·cy \ˈkän(t)-stən(t)-sē\

Definition of constancy for English Language Learners

  • : the quality of staying the same : lack of change

  • : the quality of being loyal to a person or belief


CONSTANCY Defined for Kids

constancy

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noun con·stan·cy \ˈkän-stən-sē\

Definition of constancy for Students

  1. :  firmness and loyalty in beliefs or personal relationships



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