Definition of firmness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    firmness

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈfɜːmnəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrmnəs//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the quality of being fairly hard; the quality of being not easy to press into a different shape the firmness of the fruit
  2. 2the quality of being not likely to change her firmness of conviction
  3. 3the quality of being strongly fixed in place the firmness of the foundations
  4. 4the quality of being strong and steady the firmness of her grip
  5. 5the quality of being strong and in control His handling of the situation lacked firmness.