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steady

adjective
 
 
/ˈstedi/
continuing to happen or change at a gradual and regular rate: steady rise/growth/increase Retail sales showed steady growth through 2010. Orders for new ships are rising, after several years of steady decline. 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. If he finds steady work, his family will move to the area with him.
steadiness noun [U]
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