Definition of Fragility

1. Noun. Quality of being easily damaged or destroyed.

Exact synonyms: Breakability, Frangibility, Frangibleness
Generic synonyms: Vulnerability
Derivative terms: Breakable, Fragile, Frangible, Frangible

2. Noun. Lack of physical strength.
Exact synonyms: Delicacy
Generic synonyms: Weakness

Definition of Fragility

1. n. The condition or quality of being fragile; brittleness; frangibility.

Definition of Fragility

1. Noun. The condition or quality of being fragile; brittleness; frangibility. ¹

2. Noun. Weakness; feebleness. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Liability to error and sin; frailty. ¹

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Definition of Fragility

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Medical Definition of Fragility

1. Brittleness; liability to break, burst, or disintegrate. Synonym: fragilitas. Origin: L. Fragilitas (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fragility

fragile X
fragile fern
fragile site
fragile x chromosome
fragilitas crinium
fragilitas sanguinis
fragility (current term)
fragility of the blood
fragility test
fragment reaction
fragment shader
fragment shaders

Literary usage of Fragility

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ageing and Transport: Mobility Needs and Safety Issues by Oecd (2001)
"The fragility of older people The association between age and increased risk of fatal injury evident in Table 36 highlights the greater fragility of older ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1837)
"Remarkable fragility of the Bones.—To the many extraordinary instances of fractures from the morbid fragility of the bones already upon record, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"By contrast there is a marked increase in the fragility of the strands from the ... The degree of increase in fragility was such that elasticity could no ..."

4. The mechanical principles of engineering and architecture by Henry Moseley (1855)
"THE MODULI OF RESILIENCE AND fragility. sl\* 350. Since U=£E(jJ KL (equation 486), it is evident tli(it the different amounts of work which must be done ..."

5. A System of Surgery: Pathological, Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Operative by Samuel David Gross (1862)
"fragility. fragility of the osseous ... Devergie examined the body of a woman who died under symptoms of fragility, in whose skeleton there were not less ..."

6. Railway Adventures and Anecdotes: Extending Over More Than Fifty Years by Richard Pike (1884)
"There was a time when American women prided themselves on their fragility. To be healthy strong, or plump was thought to be the height of vulgarity, ..."

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