solidity

solidity
solid ADJECTIVE (solider, solidest) 1) firm and stable in shape; not liquid or fluid. 2) strongly built or made. 3) not hollow or having spaces or gaps. 4) consisting of the same substance throughout. 5) (of time) continuous. 6) able to be relied on; dependable or sound. 7) Geometry three-dimensional.
NOUN 1) a solid substance or object. 2) (solids) food that is not liquid. 3) a three-dimensional body or geometric figure.
DERIVATIVES solidity noun solidly adverb solidness noun.
ORIGIN Latin solidus.

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