• (RP) IPA: /mə(ʊ)ˈbɪlɪti/
  • (GA) IPA: /moʊˈbɪlɪti/


  1. The ability to move; capacity for movement. [from 15th c.]
    • 2015, Hadley Freeman, The Guardian, 15 June:
      I find the enduring existence of high heels both a frustrating mystery and a testament to the triumph of women’s neuroses over their mobility.
  2. (now, chiefly, literary) A tendency to sudden change; mutability, changeableness. [from 16th c.]
  3. (military) The ability of a military unit to move or be transported to a new position. [from 18th c.]
  4. (chiefly, physics) The degree to which particles of a liquid or gas are in movement. [from 19th c.]
  5. (chiefly, sociology) People's ability to move between different social levels or professional occupations. [from 19th c.]
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