durability durability  /də rə ˈbɪ lɪ ti/


  • (n) permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force



  1. The early car's lead-acid bats, and even the later nickel-metal hydride batteries, couldn't supply the range or durability required by the mass market.
  2. In the era of high speed internet, an American institution proves its durability.


  1. Robots do the driving on Ford's toughest test terrain

    Ford claims this is the world's first auto application of automated driving for durability. The testing is separate from work underway for driverless cars.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Ford Using Robots to Improve "Built Ford Tough" Durability Testing of its Trucks

    DEARBORN, Mich., June 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford is first automaker to develop robotic technology that drives vehicles during new accelerated high-impact on-road and off-road durability testing Robotically ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Toyota to hike engine power for Hamlin, others

    A week after decreasing power in favor of durability, Toyota Racing Development is adjusting engines on some of the six Sprint Cup cars it supplies to recapture speed.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ESPN


  1. "We felt it was in everyone's best interest - for the team and the player - to send Alex to Dr. Philippon, who is regarded as the leading expert in his field," General Manager Brian Cashman said in a statement. "Alex has proven his durability...
    on Mar 3, 2009 By: Brian Cashman Source: New York Times

  2. "In the marketplace there have been three-year deals given for guys that have had substantial injury histories," Boras said. "Last year, we got a five-(year) deal for Kevin Millwood. Zito has pristine durability. He's never missed a start. So...
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Scott Boras Source: SI.com

  3. "That experience is invaluable for a young offensive lineman," Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said in a statement. "It also speaks to his durability and versatility -- having started at both tackle positions. The process of...
    on May 10, 2010 By: Jerry Jones Source: ESPN

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