Definition of Tenacity

1. Noun. Persistent determination.




Definition of Tenacity

1. n. The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose.

Definition of Tenacity

1. Noun. The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose. ¹

2. Noun. The quality of bodies which keeps them from parting without considerable force; cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; – as distinguished from brittleness, fragility, mobility, etc. ¹

3. Noun. The quality of bodies which makes them adhere to other bodies; adhesiveness; viscosity. ¹

4. Noun. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tenacity

1. perseverance or persistence [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Tenacity

1. 1. The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose. 2. That quality of bodies which keeps them from parting without considerable force; cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; as distinguished from brittleness, fragility, mobility, etc. 3. That quality of bodies which makes them adhere to other bodies; adhesiveness; viscosity. 4. 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. Origin: L. Tenacitas: cf. F. Tenacite. See Tenacious. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenacity

ten to
ten to the dozen
tenabilities
tenability
tenable
tenableness
tenablenesses
tenably
tenace
tenaces
tenacious
tenaciously
tenaciousness
tenaciousnesses
tenacities
tenacity (current term)
tenacle
tenacles
tenacula
tenaculum
tenaculum forceps
tenaculums
tenacy
tenail
tenaille
tenailles
tenaillon
tenails
tenalgia
tenalgia crepitans

Literary usage of Tenacity

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

1. Elementary Treatise on Physics, Experimental and Applied, for the Use of by Adolphe Ganot (1893)
"tenacity. —tenacity is the resistance which a body opposes to the total separation of its parts. According to the manner in which the external force acts, ..."

2. Elementary Treatise on Physics, Experimental and Applied: For the Use of by Adolphe Ganot, E. Atkinson (1886)
"tenacity.— tenacity is the resistance which a body opposes to the total separation of its parts. According to the manner in which the external force acts, ..."

3. Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied for the Use of by Adolphe Ganot (1886)
"tenacity.— tenacity is the resistance which a body opposes to the total separation of its parts. According to the manner in which the external force acts, ..."

4. Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied for the Use of by Adolphe Ganot (1881)
"tenacity.— tenacity is the resistance which a body opposes to the total separation of its parts. According to the manner in which the external force acts, ..."

5. Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied for the Use of by Adolphe Ganot (1881)
"tenacity.— tenacity is the resistance which a body opposes to the total separation of its parts. According to the manner in which the external force acts, ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"tenacity exists in vanous degrees in viscid fluids, as oil, ... The tenacity of solids constitutes, in part, the subject of the power of bodies to resist ..."

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