steadiness


steadiness
steady stead‧y 1 [ˈstedi] adjective
1. happening, developing, or moving in a continuous gradual way:

• There has been a steady decline in demand over the past 12 months.

• The market has experienced three years of steady growth.

• We continue to make steady progress in improving key areas of our business.

2. staying at about the same level:

• Software dealers found that prices are steady in spite of the currency fluctuation.

• In December, energy prices plunged 1.4% after holding steady the month before.

3. steady job/​work/​income a job or work that will definitely continue over a long period of time:

• For years, the promise of steady work attracted waves of immigrants to the area.

— steadily adverb :

• Business has steadily increased year by year.

— steadiness noun [uncountable] :

• sterling's relative steadiness against other currencies

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steady UK US /ˈstedi/ adjective
continuing to happen or change at a gradual and regular rate: steady rise/growth/increase »

Retail sales showed steady growth through 2010.

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Orders for new ships are rising, after several years of steady decline.

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The plant has made steady progress in lowering production costs.

steady flow/stream/trickle »

Over the last 10 years he has produced a steady flow of successful new designs.

fixed and not moving or changing suddenly: hold/remain steady »

Most rental prices have held steady this year.

steady against sth »

The dollar was steady against the yen.

steady income/supply/revenue »

The annuity yields a steady income.

a steady job is likely to last for a long time and not be lost suddenly: »

Her disability makes it difficult for her to keep a steady job.

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If he finds steady work, his family will move to the area with him.

steadiness noun [U]

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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