rigidity

  • 1 Rigidity — Ri*gid i*ty, n. [L. rigiditas: cf. F. rigidit[ e]. See {Rigid}.] 1. The quality or state of being rigid; want of pliability; the quality of resisting change of form; the amount of resistance with which a body opposes change of form; opposed to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 rigidity — index formality, rigor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 Rigidity — Generally, rigidity refers to inflexibility or resistance to change. It has a number of specific meanings depending on the field of application.In medicine (neurology) rigidity describes an increase in muscle tone, leading to a resistance to… …

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  • 4 rigidity — 1. Stiffness or inflexibility. SYN: rigor (1). 2. In psychiatry and clinical psychology, an aspect of personality characterized by an individual s resistance to change. 3. In neurology, one type of increase in …

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  • 5 rigidity — n. (in neurology) resistance to the passive movement of a limb that persists throughout its range. It is a symptom of parkinsonism. The smooth resistance through the whole range of movement is also known as lead pipe rigidity; with superimposed… …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 6 rigidity — standumas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. rigidity; stiffness vok. Righeit, f; Starrheit, f; Steifigkeit, f rus. жёсткость, f pranc. raideur, f; rigidité, f …

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  • 7 rigidity — See torsional rigidity …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 8 rigidity — rigid ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to bend or be forced out of shape. 2) (of a person) stiff and unmoving. 3) not able to be changed or adapted. DERIVATIVES rigidify verb rigidity noun rigidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin ri …

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  • 9 rigidity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1624 1. the quality or state of being rigid 2. one that is rigid (as in form or conduct) …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 rigidity — ri·gid·i·ty (rĭ jĭdʹĭ tē) n. pl. ri·gid·i·ties 1. The quality or state of being rigid. 2. An instance of being rigid. * * * …

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  • 11 rigidity — noun a) The quality or state of being rigid; want of pliability; the quality of resisting change of form; the amount of resistance with which a body opposes change of form. b) Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance. Ant …

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  • 12 Rigidity — Жёсткость; твёрдость; Стойкость; Загустевание (краски) …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 13 rigidity — Synonyms and related words: abidingness, absoluteness, accuracy, adamantness, attention to fact, care for truth, changelessness, concentration, constancy, correctness, delicacy, dourness, durability, durableness, duration, endurance, exactitude,… …

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  • 14 rigidity — Смотри Жесткость …

    Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • 15 rigidity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality or state of being stubbornly inflexible: die hardism, grimness, implacability, implacableness, incompliance, incompliancy, inexorability, inexorableness, inflexibility, inflexibleness, intransigence,… …

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  • 16 rigidity — ri·gid·i·ty || rɪ dʒɪdÉ™tɪ n. hardness, stiffness, inflexibility; strictness, severity, stringency …

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  • 17 rigidity — i. The resistance offered by a body when under load. It is the ratio of the stress to the strain. Also known as stiffness. ii. A property of a gyroscope by which its axis will remain in a fixed direction in space unless the rotor is acted upon by …

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  • 18 rigidity — n. 1. Stiffness, inflexibility, rigidness, want of pliability. 2. Severity, rigor, harshness, strictness, austerity, rigidness. 3. Ungracefulness, want of ease, stiffness …

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  • 19 rigidity — ri·gid·i·ty …

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  • 20 rigidity — See: rigid …

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