immobility


immobility
immobility (n.) early 15c., from M.Fr. immobilité (14c.) or directly from L. immobilitatem (nom. immobilitas), noun of quality from immobilis (see IMMOBILE (Cf. immobile)).

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  • immobility — im‧mo‧bil‧i‧ty [ˌɪməˈbɪlti] noun [uncountable] ECONOMICS when land, labour, or capital cannot be easily moved from one kind of use or employment to another, for example when skilled workers cannot be easily employed in another job that uses… …   Financial and business terms

  • Immobility — Im mo*bil i*ty, n. [L. immobilitas, fr. immobilis immovable; pref. im not + mobilis movable: cf. F. immobilit[ e]. See {Mobile}.] The condition or quality of being immobile; fixedness in place or state. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immobility — index abeyance, inaction, inertia, insentience, languor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • immobility — noun a) the quality of not moving Immobility is a big problem for many people who cant afford a car. b) the state or condition of being unable to change ones location, move or be moved …   Wiktionary

  • immobility — immobile ► ADJECTIVE 1) not moving. 2) incapable of moving or being moved. DERIVATIVES immobility noun …   English terms dictionary

  • immobility — noun see immobile …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • immobility — /im oh bil i tee/, n. the quality or condition of being immobile or irremovable. [1375 1425; late ME < LL immobilitas. See IM 2, MOBILITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • immobility — im·mo·bil·i·ty (ĭ″mo bilґĭ te) the state of being immovable …   Medical dictionary

  • immobility — Synonyms and related words: a wise passiveness, abidingness, changelessness, constancy, contemplation, contemplative life, do nothing policy, do nothingism, do nothingness, dormancy, durability, durableness, duration, endurance, firmness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • immobility — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Stability] Syn. stabilization, constancy, fixity; see stability 1 . 2. [Inflexibility] Syn. rigidity, stolidity, stiffness; see inflexibility 1 , stability 2 …   English dictionary for students


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