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English noun: constancy

1. constancy (attribute) the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation


SamplesEarly mariners relied on the constancy of the trade winds.


Synonymsstability


Broader (hypernym)changelessness, unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingness


Narrower (hyponym)invariance, metastability, monotony


Attributeconstant, inconstant


Antonymschangefulness, inconstancy

2. constancy (cognition) (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation


Synonymsperceptual constancy


Broader (hypernym)perception


Narrower (hyponym)brightness constancy, color constancy, colour constancy, shape constancy, size constancy


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology

3. constancy (attribute) faithfulness and dependability in personal attachments (especially sexual fidelity)


Broader (hypernym)faithfulness, fidelity









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