HyperDic: constancy

English > 3 senses of the word constancy:
NOUNattributeconstancy, stabilitythe quality of being enduring and free from change or variation
cognitionconstancy, perceptual constancy(psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
attributeconstancyfaithfulness and dependability in personal attachments (especially sexual fidelity)
constancy > pronunciation
Soundskaa'nstahnsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > constancy: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being enduring and free from change or variation.
Example"early mariners relied on the constancy of the trade winds"
Synonymstability
Attributesconstantsteadfast in purpose or devotion or affection
inconstantlikely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason
NarrowerinvarianceThe nature of a quantity or property or function that remains unchanged when a given transformation is applied to it
metastabilityThe quality of a physical system that persists in its existing equilibrium when undisturbed (or only slightly disturbed) but able to pass to a more stable equilibrium when sufficiently disturbed
monotonyconstancy of tone or pitch or inflection
Broaderchangelessness, unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingnessThe quality of being unchangeable
Oppositeinconstancy, changefulnessThe quality of being changeable and variable
Spanishconstancia
Catalanconstància
Adjectivesconstantunvarying in nature
English > constancy: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaning(psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation.
Synonymperceptual constancy
Categorypsychology, psychological scienceThe science of mental life
Narrowerbrightness constancyThe tendency for a visual object to be perceived as having the same brightness under widely different conditions of illumination
color constancy, colour constancyThe tendency for a color to look the same under widely different viewing conditions
shape constancyThe tendency to perceive the shape of a rigid object as constant despite differences in the viewing angle (and consequent differences in the shape of the pattern projected on the retina of the eye)
size constancyThe tendency to perceive the veridical size of a familiar / familiar object despite differences in their distance (and consequent differences in the size of the pattern projected on the retina of the eye)
BroaderperceptionThe process of perceiving
English > constancy: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningfaithfulness and dependability in personal attachments (especially sexual fidelity).
Broaderfidelity, faithfulnessThe quality of being faithful
Spanishconstancia
Adjectivesconstantsteadfast in purpose or devotion or affection

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