- dur. dol.,
- dura mater,
- durable goods,
- durable press,
- dural sheath
Origin of durable
Examples from the Web for durability
One way of measuring the durability of an airplane is to check how many of those built are still flying.The Exemplary Plane at the Heart of the MH370 Mystery|Clive Irving|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last year he proved that he still has electric ability, but his inconsistency and durability concerns are worse than ever.First Mega-Deal Is Done as the NFL’s Free Agent Scrap Begins|Ben Teitelbaum|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most important aspects have yet to be decided on, like the material, which will have to undergo a series of durability tests.
Charm explains the durability of certain books, where the characters and plots are still secondary to the lives they reveal.Desperately Seeking Charm: Steven Amsterdam on an Elusive Quality|Steven Amsterdam|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Long into the future, the printed book will continue to survive because of its portability, durability, and flexibility.
The durability of fur used as linings, which is affected by other conditions, is set forth separately.
If it really possess, however, the durability assigned to it, this red is worth attention.Field's Chromatography|George Field
Its durability is materially affected by the construction methods followed.American Rural Highways|T. R. Agg
The complicated and lofty ranges bore a noble aspect of durability—equally profitless, however, to man and to all other animals.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
The hide is also much valued for its strength and durability.Delineations of the Ox Tribe|George Vasey
Word Origin for durable
late 14c., from Old French durabilité, from Late Latin durabilitatem (nominative durabilitas), noun of quality from Latin durabilis (see durable).
late 14c., from Old French durable (11c.), from Latin durabilis "lasting, permanent," from durare "to last, harden" (see endure). Durable goods attested from 1930.