solidity

noun

so·​lid·​i·​ty sə-ˈli-də-tē How to pronounce solidity (audio)
plural solidities
1
: the quality or state of being solid
2
: something solid

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
Recent Examples on the Web Built to fit what AWS promises is enough solidity to support an enterprise customers’ stringent requirements, Amazon Q can personalize its interactions to each individual user based on an organization’s existing identities, roles and permissions. Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 There are two factors that are also important: the thickness of the material and its solidity. WIRED, 27 Oct. 2023 The wood's solidity offsets the scallop's sweetness, adding softness to an otherwise sturdy design element. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 July 2023 Other than the chicken chunks and the peas, there was no solidity to it. Adam Dolge, Southern Living, 18 Sep. 2023 This combination of speed, utility, and solidity is clothed in completely new bodywork—still fiberglass, of course—that is both sleek and reminiscent of past Corvettes. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 7 Sep. 2023 Their sport was to take a precept that had functioned eternally as a pillar of reality and demolish it: reality did not generally, as a consequence, come tumbling down, but one’s sense of its solidity and familiarity was altered. Rachel Cusk, Harper's Magazine, 10 Sep. 2023 In any case, Domino’s excellence is in the relationship between two independent structures: the 12-to-15-foot-wide light well, open to the sky, that runs between them; the play of solidity and luminosity; and the way arched openings chop the panoramic views into dramatic vignettes. Curbed, 27 Sep. 2023 Evanescence and a sense of mystery prevail over solidity and clarity. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of solidity was in the 14th century

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“Solidity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solidity. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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solidity

noun
so·​lid·​i·​ty sə-ˈlid-ət-ē How to pronounce solidity (audio)
plural solidities
1
: the quality or state of being solid
2
: something solid

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