Durability


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durability

[‚du̇r·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(engineering)
The quality of equipment, structures, or goods of continuing to be useful after an extended period of time and usage.

Durability

A factor that affects the life-cycle performance of a material or assembly. All other factors being equal, the more durable item is environmentally preferable, because it means less frequent replacement. However, durability is rendered moot as a factor if the material is replaced for aesthetic reasons prior to it actually wearing out.

durability

1. The ability of a material, component, assembly, or building to resist weathering action, chemical attack, abrasion, and other conditions of service.
2. The resistance of a particular species of wood to decay.
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Somewhat surprisingly, economists have shown that in many cases a firm's product durability is independent of market structure |Swan, "Durability of Consumption Goods," AER, 1970~.