Solidity So*lid"i*ty, n. [L. soliditas: cf. F. solidit['e].] 1. The state or quality of being solid; density; consistency, -- opposed to {fluidity}; compactness; fullness of matter, -- opposed to {openness} or {hollowness}; strength; soundness, -- opposed to {weakness} or {instability}; the primary quality or affection of matter by which its particles exclude or resist all others; hardness; massiveness. [1913 Webster]

That which hinders the approach of two bodies when they are moving one toward another, I call solidity. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. Moral firmness; soundness; strength; validity; truth; certainty; -- as opposed to {weakness} or {fallaciousness}; as, the solidity of arguments or reasoning; the solidity of principles, triuths, or opinions. [1913 Webster]

3. (Geom.) The solid contents of a body; volume; amount of inclosed space. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Firmness; solidness; hardness; density; compactness; strength; soundness; validity; certainty. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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