vi·​bran·​cy | \ ˈvī-brən(t)-sē \

Definition of vibrancy

: the quality or state of being vibrant

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the addition of several new stores enhances the vibrancy of the town

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Likewise, Mercury in Leo is energetic, courageous, and extremely performative — but when the planet goes reverse, that vibrancy begins to fall a bit flat. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "Your 2018 Guide to Surviving Mercury Retrograde," 26 July 2018 Unlike Presidential elections before it, 1992 sparkled with the vibrancy of youthful possibilities. Marie Claire, "Why Your Vote Is More Important This Year Than Ever Before," 16 Oct. 2018 Employee voice in the workplace is in part just about quality of life rather than economic growth, and worries about economic concentration are in part concerns about democracy and the vibrancy of midsize communities. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The big question about today’s economy — are wages going to start growing?," 23 Aug. 2018 Some people recharge their life force surrounded by the cultural vibrancy of others. Reif Larsen, The Seattle Times, "LA Reverential: A City’s Chill Spots," 1 Aug. 2018 At a glance, Santa Fe’s diverse hodgepodge of people has a sartorial vibrancy and a swagger unlike anywhere else in the United States. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Is What Street Style Looks Like in the Heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico," 19 July 2018 Losing tenants threatens the building’s vibrancy, as well as its financial well-being, said Collins, because the building depends on rental income for daily functioning. Anya Van Wagtendonk,, "To save the world, first they must save a building in West Philly," 12 July 2018 The nonprofit group that promotes business and cultural vibrancy reported the population of Downtown, Over-The-Rhine and Pendleton slid 1.8 percent to 17,395 in 2017 – the first decline after a decade of steady growth. Alexander Coolidge,, "Downtown population ebbs, but may be set to surge with condo influx," 26 Apr. 2018 On Twitter, many more recalled Bourdain’s honesty, friendship and vibrancy. Sarah Fritsche,, "Anthony Bourdain remembered: Love, criticism and his thoughts on Bay Area food scene," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of vibrancy

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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