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Meaning of CONSTANCY

Pronunciation:  'kânstunsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being free from change or variation
  2. [n]  faithfulness in personal attachment (especially sexual fidelity)
  3. [n]  the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation

CONSTANCY is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: stability
 Antonyms: changefulness, inconstancy
 See Also: brightness constancy, changelessness, color constancy, colour constancy, faithfulness, fidelity, perception, shape constancy, size constancy, unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

2. Fixedness or firmness of mind; persevering resolution;
   especially, firmness of mind under sufferings, steadiness
   in attachments, or perseverance in enterprise; stability;

         A fellow of plain uncoined constancy. --Shak.

         Constancy and contempt of danger.     --Prescott.

Syn: Fixedness; stability; firmness; steadiness; permanence;
     steadfastness; resolution. See {Firmness}.

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