solidity

noun
so·​lid·​i·​ty | \ sə-ˈli-də-tē How to pronounce solidity (audio) \
plural solidities

Definition of solidity

1 : the quality or state of being solid
2 : something solid

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Examples of solidity in a Sentence

The solidity of his convictions impressed us. the solidity of his word is such that I don't need a written contract—or anything else

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Nothing feels quite real any more, none of the foundations have any solidity. Jonathan Wilson, SI.com, "Gareth Southgate Makes Own Luck in Guiding England to World Cup Semifinals," 10 July 2018 The weight and solidity continue in the actual drive mechanism of the Kickr. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "PM Approved: Kickr Smart Bike Trainer," 29 Jan. 2019 But the speed at which the blaze spread — so fast that 10 teenage athletes could not escape — has led many Brazilians to question the quality and solidity of the structure and whether it was properly equipped to house people. Diane Jeantet, The Seattle Times, "Brazil soccer club promises compensation for fire victims," 11 Feb. 2019 There is, however, a school of thought that Eric Dier could start alongside Jordan Henderson to offer greater midfield solidity. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: Croatia vs England - Head to Head, Team News, Prediction & More," 10 July 2018 Helium-3 to the rescue To make the case for super-solidity, researchers turned to a form of helium that does not turn into a super-solid: helium-3. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Super-solid helium state confirmed in beautiful experiment," 10 Dec. 2018 Photo: peter powell/epa-efe/rex/shutterstock Mourinho wasn’t even able to count on his team’s typical defensive solidity to scratch out results. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Mourinho Fired From Manchester United as Premier League Heavyweights Struggle," 18 Dec. 2018 The Swedes were starting to dominate the match, showing the kind of cohesion and solidity which had earned them a shock victory over Italy in the qualifying playoffs. SI.com, "Sweden 1-0 South Korea: Dream Start for Swedes as Granqvist Penalty Breaks Koreans' Resistance," 18 June 2018 The 24th’s Full Moon invites you to spring forward into future plans from this sense of solidity in your core. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes September 2018," 1 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of solidity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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solidity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of solidity

: the quality or state of being solid

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