constancy

noun con·stan·cy \ ˈkän(t)-stən(t)-sē \

Definition of constancy

plural constancies
1 a :steadfastness of mind under duress :fortitude
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

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First Known Use of constancy

15th century


CONSTANCY Defined for English Language Learners

constancy

noun

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

noun con·stan·cy \ ˈkän-stən-sē \

Definition of constancy for Students

:firmness and loyalty in beliefs or personal relationships


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