Mobility is the ability to move freely. If your basketball injury causes you to lose mobility in your knee, that means you can’t move it very well.

Mobility often refers to whether you can move an injured body part, like a joint or a limb, but it can also describe movement in general. If you have great mobility on the tennis court, that means you move freely and easily, running down shots with ease. Mobility can also describe movement between different social or economic levels. Your fancy new job may offer opportunities for upward mobility.

Definitions of mobility

n the quality of moving freely

the quality of not moving
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locomotion, motive power, motivity
the power or ability to move
ability to move spontaneously and independently
movability, movableness
the quality of being movable; capable of being moved or rearranged
maneuverability, manoeuvrability
the quality of being maneuverable
the quality of being controllable by skilled movements of the hands
the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active
looseness, play
movement or space for movement
(of a sailing vessel) the quality of being able to sail close to the wind with little drift to the leeward (even in a stiff wind)
ricketiness, unsteadiness
the quality of not being steady or securely fixed in place
the quality of being light enough to be carried
the quality of movability by virtue of being free from attachment or other restraints
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an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

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