Durability vs. Strength

By Jaxson

  • Durability

    Durability is the ability of a physical product to remain functional, without requiring excessive maintenance or repair, when faced with the challenges of normal operation over its design lifetime. There are several measures of durability in use, including years of life, hours of use, and number of operational cycles. In economics, goods with a long usable life are referred to as durable goods.

  • Durability (noun)

    Permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force.

  • Strength (noun)

    The quality or degree of being strong.

    “It requires great strength to lift heavy objects.”

  • Strength (noun)

    The intensity of a force or power; potency.

    “He had the strength of ten men.”

  • Strength (noun)

    The strongest part of something; that on which confidence or reliance is based.

  • Strength (noun)

    A positive attribute.

    “We all have our own strengths and weaknesses.”

  • Strength (noun)

    Armed force, body of troops.

  • Strength (noun)

    A strong place; a stronghold.

  • Strength (verb)

    To give strength to; to strengthen. 12th-17th c.

  • Strength (noun)

    the quality or state of being physically strong

    “cycling can help you build up your strength”

  • Strength (noun)

    the influence or power possessed by a person, organization, or country

    “the political and military strength of European governments”

  • Strength (noun)

    the degree of intensity of a feeling or belief

    “street protests demonstrated the strength of feeling against the president”

  • Strength (noun)

    the extent to which an argument or case is sound or convincing

    “the strength of the argument for property taxation”

  • Strength (noun)

    the potency, intensity, or speed of a force or natural agency

    “the wind had markedly increased in strength”

  • Strength (noun)

    the potential of a hand to win tricks, arising from the number and type of high cards it contains.

  • Strength (noun)

    the capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure

    “they were taking no chances with the strength of the retaining wall”

  • Strength (noun)

    the emotional or mental qualities necessary in dealing with difficult or distressing situations

    “it takes strength of character to admit one needs help”

    “many people find strength in religion”

  • Strength (noun)

    the potency or degree of concentration of a drug, chemical, or drink

    “the solution comes in two strengths”

    “it’s double the strength of your average beer”

  • Strength (noun)

    a good or beneficial quality or attribute of a person or thing

    “the strengths and weaknesses of their sales and marketing operation”

    “his strength was his obsessive single-mindedness”

  • Strength (noun)

    a person or thing perceived as a source of mental or emotional support

    “he was my closest friend, my strength and shield”

  • Strength (noun)

    the number of people comprising a group, typically a team or army

    “the peacetime strength of the army was 415,000”

  • Strength (noun)

    a number of people required to make such a group complete

    “we are now more than 100 officers below strength”

    “City were under strength, yet put up a creditable performance”

    “some units will be maintained at full strength while others will rely on reserves”

    “an under-strength side”

Oxford Dictionary

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