durability


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du·ra·ble

 (do͝or′ə-bəl, dyo͝or′-)
adj.
1.
a. Capable of withstanding wear and tear or decay: a durable fabric.
b. Made to withstand repeated use over a relatively long period, usually several years or more: durable goods such as washing machines and dryers.
2. Able to perform or compete over a long period, as by avoiding or overcoming injuries: a durable fullback.
3. Lasting; stable: a durable friendship.
n.
A good or product made to withstand repeated use over a relatively long period, usually several years or more: tracked the orders for automobiles and other durables.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dūrābilis, from dūrāre, to last; see deuə- in Indo-European roots.]

du′ra·bil′i·ty, du′ra·ble·ness n.
du′ra·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.durability - permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; "they advertised the durability of their products"
tensile strength - the strength of material expressed as the greatest longitudinal stress it can bear without tearing apart
indestructibility - the strength to resist destruction
permanence, permanency - the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
persistence, continuity - the property of a continuous and connected period of time
changelessness - the property of remaining unchanged
everlastingness - the property of lasting forever

durability

noun
The condition of being free from defects or flaws:
Translations
مَتانَه
trvanlivost
holdbarhed
varanleiki, ending
dayanıklılıksağlamlık

durability

[ˌdjʊərəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Ndurabilidad f, lo duradero

durability

[ˌdjʊərəˈbɪlɪti] n [material] → solidité f, résistance f

durability

n
(of product, material, finish)Strapazierfähigkeit f, → Haltbarkeit f
(of peace, relationship)Dauerhaftigkeit f

durability

[ˌdjʊərəˈbɪlɪtɪ] n (of materials) → resistenza; (of relationship) → durevolezza

durable

(ˈdjuərəbl) adjective
1. lasting or able to last. a durable peace.
2. wearing well. durable material.
ˌduraˈbility noun

durability

n. durabilidad, duración.
References in classic literature ?
The line originally used in the fishery was of the best hemp, slightly vapored with tar, not impregnated with it, as in the case of ordinary ropes; for while tar, as ordinarily used, makes the hemp more pliable to the rope-maker, and also renders the rope itself more convenient to the sailor for common ship use; yet, not only would the ordinary quantity too much stiffen the whale-line for the close coiling to which it must be subjected; but as most seamen are beginning to learn, tar in general by no means adds to the rope's durability or strength, however much it may give it compactness and gloss.
Earth, air and water, each seemed in better health and had more of the shrewd salt of life in them than upon ordinary mornings; and from east to west, from the lowest glen to the height of heaven, from every look and touch and scent, a human creature could gather the most encouraging intelligence as to the durability and spirit of the universe.
I have always thought that a wild animal never looks so well as when some obstacle of pronounced durability is between us.
Very different, I allow," said Charles; "only I very much doubt the durability of that affection which has no better foundation than fancy.
As the spring gradually approached, the immense piles of snow that, by alternate thaws and frosts, and repeated storms, had obtained a firmness which threatened a tiresome durability, began to yield to the influence of milder breezes and a warmer sun.
The first solid consolation which Fanny received for the evils of home, the first which her judgment could entirely approve, and which gave any promise of durability, was in a better knowledge of Susan, and a hope of being of service to her.
They proposed now to keep along it to its confluence with the Missouri; but, should they be prevented by the rigors of the season from proceeding so far, at least to reach a part of the river where they might be able to construct canoes of greater strength and durability than those of buffalo skins.
It respects the administration of such unimportant matters, that we should not look for any durability in its rule.
The complicated and lofty ranges bore a noble aspect of durability -- equally profitless, however, to man and to all other animals.
Clothing is made for durability, and every one's garments are precisely like those of every one else, except that there is a difference between those of men and women and those of married and unmarried persons.
And if Mr Verloc thought for a moment that his wife's brother looked uncommonly useless, it was only a dull and fleeting thought, devoid of that force and durability which enables sometimes a thought to move the world.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology studied the effect of nanoparticles on increasing the durability and lifetime of concrete decorations in cold areas.