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Definition of the noun solidity

What does solidity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: solidities

  1. the consistency of a solid
  2. state of having the interior filled with matter
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • antonym: hollowness
    • more generic word: fullness = the condition of being filled to capacity
    • attributes:
      • solid = entirely of one substance with no holes inside
      • hollow = not solid
  3. the quality of being solid and reliable financially or factually or morally

Alternative definition of the noun solidity


  1. The state or quality of being solid.
  2. Moral firmness; validity; truth; certainty.
  3. [geometry] The solid contents of a body; volume; amount of inclosed space.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for solidity

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Google previewBeing in Time to the Music (2008)

by David A. Ross

The solidity is an appearance that is itself indebted to time. Or, things...

Google previewThe Contemporary Review (1871)

Solidity is the resistance between form and form, converting form into body. Or it may be described as that . space-occupancy which we infer ...

Google previewCartesian Spacetime (2013)

Descartes’ Physics and the Relational Theory of Space and Motion by Edward Slowik

One of the principal motivating factors in the formulation of the Cartesian theory of solidity is the need to explicate the origin of these "inertial" effects. In fact, a discussion of the motions of celestial bodies occasions Descartes' next attempt at a ...

Google previewGlobalization (2014)

A Basic Text by George Ritzer, Paul Dean

Solidity refers to the fact that people, things, information, and places “harden” over time and therefore have limited mobility. Something involves [largely] full social forms; forms rich in distinctive content. Sovereign wealth funds are funds ...

Google previewA Companion to Los Angeles (2010)

by William Deverell, Greg Hise

But in Chandler's Los Angeles, everyone is a transient, even the rich, and the only solidity is the detective's own moral code. The gold falcon that turns out to be lead could be read as Hammett's metaphor for the lost promise and empty dreams ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge (1806)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

SOLIDITY, n.s. [/Mite, Fr. foliditas, Lit. from solid. \ 1. Fullness of matter; not hol- lovntfs. s. Firmness; hardness; compactnt-ss ; craftty; not fluidity. — That which hinders the approach of two bodies, when they are moving one towards another, ...

Google previewDictionary of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, According to the Latest Improvements and Discoveries (1823)

by James Mitchell

PARA Bolic Spindle, is the solid generated by the rotation of a parabola about any double ordinate; the solidity of...

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Solidity Meaning

Video shows what solidity means. The state or quality of being solid.. Moral firmness; validity; truth; certainty.. The solid contents of a body; volume; amount of ...

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Quotes about solidity

Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. (George Orwell)
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Scrabble value of S1O1L1I1D2I1T1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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