Definition of durable in English:
1Able to withstand wear, pressure, or damage; hard-wearing: porcelain enamel is strong and durable figurative a durable peace can be achieved
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- They are simply not going to be able to maintain the durable equilibrium that market socialists want and believe possible.
- The car is not made of stainless steel but instead it's made of some kind of durable alloy that can withstand bullets and rocket-propelled grenades.
- Colonial hinged shutters are durable enough to withstand hurricane wind forces.
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short for durable goods.
- He estimates that the total retail spending on non-durables and durables will grow by approximately 1.5 percentage points less in 2004 than it did in 2003.
- Subtracting durables from the index reveals that high-frequency inflation - that is, prices for goods and services that are bought more frequently - is around 3% and has been edging higher recently.
- He pointed to a reduced spend on household durables of 0.5 per cent last year as proof that ‘the supposed pent-up demand predicted when guidelines were introduced does not exist and this must be taken into account in the review underway’.
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- By our high quality level of materials and workmanship, the best results in reflex and durableness are achieved.
- Although the investment will be slightly higher than other materials, you will get your money back in the durableness and longevity of the material.
- The durableness of our products and the specialty and changeability of the styles make our corporation as strong strength in the battery and charger fields.
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- Democratic legitimation is also sapped, less obviously but more durably, whenever the growing need for coordination, due to increasing interdependence, is met by interstate agreements.
- A photographic archive is a powerful link in the overall commemorative process; ancestral memory is more durably enshrined in a photo than in a gravestone.
- Nowadays, in a durably deflationary world, the game is different.