Tenacity meaning

tənasətē
The definition of tenacity is the state of holding on to an idea or a thing very strongly.

An example of tenacity is an athlete with an injury completing a difficult race.

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The quality of bodies which makes them adhere to other bodies; adhesiveness; viscosity.
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The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose.
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The greatest longitudinal stress a substance can bear without tearing asunder, - usually expressed with reference to a unit area of the cross section of the substance, as the number of pounds per square inch, or kilograms per square centimeter, necessary to produce rupture.
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The quality of bodies which keeps them from parting without considerable force; cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; - as distinguished from brittleness, fragility, mobility, etc.
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The quality or state of being tenacious.
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Origin of tenacity

  • From Latin tenācitās.

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  • tenacious +"Ž -ity

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