|1.||[ noun ] conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation|
|2.||[ noun ] the care that a person can be reasonably expected to exercise to avoid harming others or their property|
|3.||[ noun ] persevering determination to perform a task|
"his diligence won him quick promotions" "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
|Related terms:||determination assiduity studiousness sedulity|
|4.||[ noun ] a diligent effort|
"it is a job requiring serious application"
|Related terms:||effort implement|