from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or state of being mobile.
  • n. The movement of people, as from one social group, class, or level to another: "There's been . . . restructuring of industry and downward mobility for Americans as a whole” ( Lawrence W. Sherman).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being mobile
  • n. A measure of the extent to which something is mobile
  • n. The movement of people or things
  • n. Ease of movement between economic conditions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being mobile.
  • n. The mob; the lower classes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The property of being mobile or easily movable; susceptibility of motion or movement; readiness to move or change in response to impulse or slight force; hence, changeableness: as, mobility of features.
  • n. Movement; motion.
  • n. (mob-il′ i-ti). The populace; the mob: a use suggested by nobility.
  • n. In phytogeography, the inherent capacity of a plant for migration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of moving freely


From Latin mōbilitas ("mobility"). (Wiktionary)



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