Definition of mobility in English:

mobility

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The ability to move or be moved freely and easily.

    ‘this exercise helps retain mobility in the damaged joints’
    • ‘Physiotherapy is a manual that teaches you how to improve strength and mobility by using your body more effectively.’
    • ‘Second, flexibility exercises for the back are needed to maintain spinal mobility.’
    • ‘In that period the player's mobility was limited and he was no great advantage to his side outfield.’
    • ‘The aim was to reduce her pain and increase her mobility enough to enable her to walk freely, garden, and drive again.’
    • ‘And this in a game like tennis which is all about speed and mobility on court and strength!’
    • ‘It adds no materially new information, but confirms mobility on the flat is reasonable.’
    • ‘Some of the elders who need exercise are in danger of losing their mobility.’
    • ‘What we will do with him now is work on his strength and mobility.’
    • ‘Gentle exercise can benefit some medical conditions by increasing suppleness and mobility.’
    • ‘As it is often dangerous to travel by road or railway, transportation and mobility are a problem.’
    • ‘With the help of the dog, his mobility and quality of life has significantly improved, he said.’
    • ‘It makes it possible for people who have real problems of mobility to participate more easily in their own democracy.’
    • ‘Decreased mobility protected against hip fracture, presumably by decreasing the risk of falling.’
    • ‘Fractures of both heels or feet with a substantial restriction on mobility or considerable or permanent pain.’
    • ‘One condition that may plausibly contribute to a person's quality of life or good life is his or her physical mobility.’
    • ‘Cranial osteopathy is particularly gentle and is used to correct disturbances in tissue mobility in the skull.’
    • ‘Now she fears her permanently-limited mobility has blocked that ambition.’
    • ‘Yoga is brilliant at improving flexibility, mobility and body shape and helping people to relax.’
    • ‘The group had a degree of child mobility with children moving between carers for a range of reasons.’
    • ‘The robotic arms are modelled after the human wrist to allow better mobility.’
    transportability, portability, manoeuvrability
    ability to move, movability, moveableness, motility, vigour, strength, potency
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    1. 1.1The ability to move between different levels in society or employment.
      ‘industrialization would open up increasing chances of social mobility’
      • ‘Working for the wire services can also create the chance for considerable mobility among news organizations.’
      • ‘The fourth chapter deals with economic policies and transport as a catalyst of mobility and social change.’
      • ‘The mobility is also part of an employment pattern of openness to new workplaces.’
      • ‘Not all mobility, especially social and economic mobility was in an upward direction.’
      • ‘The most egalitarian societies are also those with the highest level of social mobility.’
      • ‘Thirdly, they have been extensively used in cross-national comparisons of social mobility.’
      • ‘Society loses mobility and becomes sharply divided into economic and social groups.’
      • ‘One of America's traditional selling points is the possibility of social mobility.’
      • ‘A major source of debate is the issue of social mobility for people of different social origins.’
      • ‘Innovation and economic expansion brought with them occupational mobility.’
      • ‘There is less social mobility in the UK than there was thirty years ago.’
      • ‘That is, there would have to be the possibility of both upward and downward social mobility.’
      • ‘Capitalism, after all, is meant to be a fluid system allowing for social mobility.’
      • ‘There is little mobility because membership in a particular caste group is hereditary.’
      • ‘These patterns of mobility were confirmed by patterns of intermarriage.’
      • ‘This is the story of a sort of social mobility from cook to camp commandant.’
      • ‘The differences in mobility were most pronounced for people aged between 16 and 30.’
      • ‘Even before the price rise, there had been opportunities for upward social mobility.’
      • ‘The middle class is large and for its members, upward or downward social mobility is rather easy.’
      • ‘It can also be demonstrated that there was some degree of mobility within the lower ranks.’

Pronunciation:

mobility

/məʊˈbɪləti/