What does tenacity mean?

Definitions for tenacity
təˈnæs ɪ titenac·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity(noun)

    persistent determination

Wiktionary

  1. tenacity(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From tenacitas.

  2. tenacity(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.

    Etymology: From tenacitas.

  3. tenacity(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From tenacitas.

  4. tenacity(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.

    Etymology: From tenacitas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tenacity(noun)

    the quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose

  2. Tenacity(noun)

    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. Tenacity(noun)

    that quality of bodies which makes them adhere to other bodies; adhesiveness; viscosity

  4. Tenacity(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

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say tenacity in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenacity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenacity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of tenacity in a Sentence

  1. Helane Becker:

    They started as an overnight letter company. But even before there was email, Fred Smith correctly surmised that fax would overtake the overnight letter, you have to admire the tenacity with which Fred Smith's continued to stay ahead of the curve.

  2. Louis Pasteur:

    Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal, My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

  3. Pat Roberts:

    I admire your tenacity and I admire your position. There’s a great organization you ought to take part of here in Washington – it’s called The Flat Earth Society with regards to whether there were any politics in this or not.

  4. Andrew Lincoln:

    [But] there’s an inspirational sort of strength and endurance and quality of tenacity that he possesses, i’m much more indecisive and a people-pleaser than someone who’s willing to step into the firing line. But I’ve learned from this guy. He has qualities that I would hope to emulate if [stuff] ever hit the fan. But I’d like to think I’ve done it on screen, maybe I could be a zombie-killer in real life if the apocalypse hit. But then, I’d obviously die a horrible, quick death in reality.

  5. Cryptologic Warfare Activity 66:

    Chief Kent's drive, determination and tenacity were infectious. Although she has left us way too soon, she will not be forgotten, and her legacy will live on with us.

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