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[mass noun] The ability to withstand wear, pressure, or damage:‘the reliability and durability of plastics’
imperishability, permanence, longevity, ability to last, lastingness, resilience, strength, sturdiness, toughness, robustness, soundnessdurablenessView synonyms
- ‘The durability of wicker varies depending on the materials used to make the wicker.’
- ‘On one level, this scarcely believable feat suggests continuity and durability.’
- ‘It's not cheap, but the material is known for its quality and durability.’
- ‘This is because the same type of stone varies in durability depending on its place of origin.’
- ‘As for wear and tear, the durability will depend on the level of traffic in the room concerned.’
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