constancy

  • 1 Constancy — Con stan*cy, n. [L. constantia: cf. F. constance. See {Constant}.] 1. The state or quality of being constant or steadfast; freedom from change; stability; fixedness; immutability; as, the constancy of God in his nature and attributes. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Constancy — may refer to: Consistency (see also Consistency (disambiguation)) Permanence See also Inconstancy This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 constancy — I noun adherence, allegiance, application, attachment, backbone, Constance, continuity, decision, determination, devotion, diligence, faithfulness, firmness, fortitude, grit, industry, loyalty, permanence, perpetuity, perseverance, persistence,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 constancy — 1520s, from CONSTANCE (Cf. constance) + CY (Cf. cy) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 constancy — [n] fixedness abidingness, adherence, allegiance, ardor, attachment, certainty, decision, dependability, determination, devotedness, devotion, doggedness, eagerness, earnestness, endurance, faith, fealty, fidelity, firmness, honesty, honor,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 constancy — [kän′stən sē] n. [L constantia < constans, prp. of constare < com , together + stare, to STAND] the state or quality of being unchanging; specif., a) firmness of mind or purpose; resoluteness b) steadiness of affections or loyalties;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 constancy — [[t]kɒ̱nstənsi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Constancy is the quality of staying the same even though other things change. Climate reflects a basic struggle between constancy and change... We live in a world without constancy. 2) N UNCOUNT (approval)… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 constancy — noun 1) constancy between lovers Syn: fidelity, faithfulness, loyalty, commitment, dedication, devotion; dependability, reliability, trustworthiness 2) the constancy of Henry s views Syn: steadfastness, resolution …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 9 constancy — con|stan|cy [ˈkɔnstənsi US ˈka:n ] n [U] formal 1.) the quality of staying the same even though other things change constancy of ▪ constancy of temperature 2.) loyalty and faithfulness to a particular person …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 constancy — noun (U) formal 1 the quality of staying the same even though other things change: constancy of purpose 2 loyalty and faithfulness to a particular person: constancy between husband and wife …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 constancy — noun a) The quality of being constant; steadiness or faithfulness in action, affections, purpose, etc. Constancy of character is what is chiefly valued and sought for by naturalists. b) An unchanging quality or characteristic of a person or thing …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 Constancy —    Neith Boyce s one act play has the distinction of being the first play produced by the Provincetown Players. Loosely basing her characters Moira and Rex upon Mabel Dodge and John Reed, Boyce explored the toll taken on a relationship by the man …

    The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • 13 constancy — A lathargic feeling, caused by a boring or repetitive activity, usually over a long period of time. This feeling is generally brought on by full time work or full time study. It can also be caused by repeating the same activity a number of times… …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 14 constancy — pastovumas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Sistemos būsenos savybė laikui bėgant nekisti. atitikmenys: angl. constancy; stability vok. Beständigkeit, f; Konstanz, f; Stabilität, f rus. постоянство, n; стабильность, f;… …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 15 constancy — pastovumas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Tam tikros sistemos ar objekto, pvz., matuoklio, savybė savo charakteristikas ar parametrus išlaikyti pastovius laikui bėgant. atitikmenys: angl. constancy; stability vok.… …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 16 constancy — pastovumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. constancy; stability vok. Beständigkeit, f; Konstanz, f; Stabilität, f rus. постоянство, n; стабильность, f pranc. constance, f; stabilité, f …

    Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • 17 constancy — constant ► ADJECTIVE 1) occurring continuously. 2) remaining the same. 3) faithful and dependable. ► NOUN 1) an unchanging situation. 2) Mathematics & Physics a number or quantity that does not change its value. DERIVATIV …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 constancy — noun (plural cies) Date: 15th century 1. a. steadfastness of mind under duress ; fortitude b. fidelity, loyalty 2. a state of being constant or unchanging …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 constancy — /kon steuhn see/, n. 1. the quality of being unchanging or unwavering, as in purpose, love, or loyalty; firmness of mind; faithfulness. 2. uniformity or regularity, as in qualities or conditions; invariableness. [1520 30; < L constantia. See… …

    Universalium

  • 20 constancy — The quality of being unchanging [L. constantia, fr. consto, to stand still] color c. unchanging perception of the color of an object despite changes in lighting or viewing conditions. object c. 1. the tendency for objects to be perceived as… …

    Medical dictionary


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