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Meaning of SOLIDITY

Pronunciation:  su'liditee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the consistency of a solid
  2. [n]  state of having the interior filled with matter
 

SOLIDITY is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: solidness
 
 Antonyms: hollowness, porosity, porousness
 
 See Also: body, compactness, consistence, consistency, fullness, impermeability, impermeableness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\So*lid"i*ty\, n. [L. soliditas: cf. F. solidit['e].]
1. The state or quality of being solid; density; consistency,
   -- opposed to {fluidity}; compactness; fullness of matter,
   -- opposed to {openness} or {hollowness}; strength;
   soundness, -- opposed to {weakness} or {instability}; the
   primary quality or affection of matter by which its
   particles exclude or resist all others; hardness;
   massiveness.

         That which hinders the approach of two bodies when
         they are moving one toward another, I call solidity.
                                               --Locke.

2. Moral firmness; soundness; strength; validity; truth;
   certainty; -- as opposed to {weakness} or
   {fallaciousness}; as, the solidity of arguments or
   reasoning; the solidity of principles, triuths, or
   opinions.

3. (Geom.) The solid contents of a body; volume; amount of
   inclosed space.

Syn: Firmness; solidness; hardness; density; compactness;
     strength; soundness; validity; certainty.

 

 

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