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English definition of “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]
(Definition of steady adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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