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mōbĭlĭtas, ātis, f. [mobilis], movableness, mobility, activity, speed, rapidity, quickness (class.).

I. Lit.: animal mobilitate celerrimā, Cic. N. D. 2, 15, 42: linguae, volubility, id. de Or. 1, 28, 127: equitum, agility, rapidity (opp. stabilitas peditum), Caes. B. G. 4, 33: fulminis, quickness, Lucr. 6, 323. sanare mobilitates dentium, looseness, Plin. 20, 21, 84, 224.—

II. Trop.

A. Changeableness, fickleness, inconstancy: quid est inconstantiā, mobilitate, levitate turpius? Cic. Phil. 7, 3, 9: fortunae, Nep. Dion. 6, 1: ingenii, inconstancy of character, Sall. J. 88, 6: vulgi, Tac. H. 5, 8.—

B. Quickness, vivacity: opus est naturali quādam mobilitate animi, Quint. 10, 7, 8.