[moh-bil-i-tee] /moʊˈbɪl ɪ ti/

the quality of being .
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.
the ability to move physically: a knee operation has restricted his mobility, mobility is part of physical education
(sociol) (of individuals or social groups) movement within or between classes and occupations See also vertical mobility, horizontal mobility
time that a resident of a secure unit is allowed to spend outside the unit, as preparation for an eventual return to society

early 15c., “capacity for motion,” from Old French mobilité “changeableness, inconsistency, fickleness,” from Latin mobilitatem (nominative mobilitas) “activity, speed,” figuratively “changeableness, fickleness, inconstancy,” from mobilis (see mobile (adj.)). Socio-economics sense is from 1900 and writers in sociology.


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