movability

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Etymology[edit]

move +‎ -ability

Noun[edit]

movability (countable and uncountable, plural movabilities)

  1. The condition of being movable; ability or capacity to be moved.
  2. The ability to move (oneself).
    • 1875 July to December, The Dublin Journal of Medical Science, volume LX, page 501:
      His progressive improvement will be best indicated by noting briefly the increase in his movability. When admitted, 15th April, he could barely put his hands to his mouth; 17th, was able to turn on his back; 20th, could partly raise himself []
    • 2012, Maryann Phillips, Sticks and Stones, Xlibris Corporation (→ISBN), page 466:
      Helping him through months of physiotherapy, trying to help him regain his memory as well as his movability. []

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