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spontaneity

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Compare French spontanéité.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈspɒn.tǝ.neɪ.ǝ.ti/
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NounEdit

spontaneity (countable and uncountable, plural spontaneities)

  1. (uncountable) The quality of being spontaneous.
    • Elizabeth Browning
      Romney Leigh, who lives by diagrams, / And crosses not the spontaneities / Of all his individual, personal life / With formal universals.
  2. (countable) Spontaneous behaviour.
  3. (biology) The tendency to undergo change, characteristic of both animal and vegetable organisms, and not restrained or checked by the environment.
  4. (biology) The tendency to activity of muscular tissue, including the voluntary muscles, when in a state of healthful vigour and refreshment.

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