so·​lid·​i·​ty | \ sə-ˈli-də-tē \
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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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., "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 There is a solidity to 4, however, that can quickly devolve into rigidity; 4 must remember that rules are meant to enhance, not inhibit. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "The Basics of Numerology: How to Calculate Your Life Path and Destiny Numbers," 16 July 2018 Built on a fresh platform with a lower center of gravity and a longer wheelbase, the new Camry exuded solidity and proved a quiet cruiser. Al Haas,, "2018 Toyota Camry adds style and zip | Al Haas," 3 Apr. 2018 However, Didier Deschamps' team did give up three goals to the Argentines, raising questions about the solidity of their defensive line. Juan Pimiento,, "England end their jinx, Sweden survive and the best of the World Cup week," 5 July 2018 And this defensive solidity has meant that Brazil have conceded just six goals in 25 games and just one at this World Cup., "Brazil's Casemiro Suspended for World Cup Quarterfinal Clash With Belgium," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of solidity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of solidity

: the quality or state of being solid

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to gather or build up little by little

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