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mobility

[moh-bil-i-tee] /moʊˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality of being mobile.
2.
Sociology. the movement of people in a population, as from place to place, from job to job, or from one social class or level to another.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English mobilite < Latin mōbilitās. See mobile, -ity
Related forms
intermobility, noun
nonmobility, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inter mobility

mobility

/məʊˈbɪlɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the ability to move physically a knee operation has restricted his mobility, mobility is part of physical education
2.
(sociol) (of individuals or social groups) movement within or between classes and occupations See also vertical mobility, horizontal mobility
3.
time that a resident of a secure unit is allowed to spend outside the unit, as preparation for an eventual return to society
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Word Origin and History for inter mobility
mobility
late 15c., from Fr. mobilité, from L. mobilitas, from mobilis (see mobile). Socio-economics sense is from 1900 and writers in sociology.
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