Definition of Rigidity

1. Noun. The physical property of being stiff and resisting bending.

Exact synonyms: Rigidness
Generic synonyms: Inelasticity
Specialized synonyms: Inflexibility, Inflexibleness
Derivative terms: Rigid, Rigidify, Rigidify, Rigid, Rigid



2. Noun. The quality of being rigid and rigorously severe.
Exact synonyms: Inflexibility, Rigidness
Generic synonyms: Unadaptability
Antonyms: Flexibility
Derivative terms: Inflexible, Inflexible, Inflexible, Rigid, Rigidify, Rigid, Rigid

Definition of Rigidity

1. n. 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 flexibility, ductility, malleability, and softness.

Definition of Rigidity

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance. ¹

3. Noun. In Economics: synonym for stickiness (of prices/wages etc.). Describing the tendency of prices and money wages to adjust to changes in the economy with a certain delay. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rigidity

1. the state of being rigid [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Rigidity

1. Stiffness or inflexibility, chiefly that which is abnormal or morbid, rigor. Origin: L. Rigiditas, rigidus = stiff This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rigidity

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rigid body dynamics
rigid dysarthria
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rigidise
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rigidity (current term)
rigidity modulus
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rigler sign
riglin
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Literary usage of Rigidity

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1. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904)
"The recent estimates of the effective rigidity of the earth arc greater than ... Distribution of rigidity.—An important consideration in this connection is ..."

2. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904)
"The recent estimates of the effective rigidity of the earth are greater than ... Distribution of rigidity.—An important consideration in this connection is ..."

3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1892)
"there is given an estimate of the rigidity of the earth derived from a consideration of tidal phenomena. For the purpose of obtaining such an estimate the ..."

4. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1882)
"If rigidity, however, has not completely set in when the limb is bent, ... But in the rigidity of hysteria, of the cataleptic state, and of syncope, ..."

5. The Elementary Part of a Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid by Edward John Routh (1897)
"rigidity of Cords. After having used to determine the laws of friction the apparatus with a fine cord described in Art. 164, Coulomb replaced the cord by a ..."

6. The Elementary Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid by Edward John Routh (1905)
"rigidity of Cords. After having used the apparatus with a fine cord described in Art. 164 to determine the laws of friction, Coulomb replaced the cord by a ..."

7. The Elementary Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid by Edward John Routh (1905)
"rigidity of Cords. After having used the apparatus with a fine cord described in Art. 164 to determine the laws of friction, Coulomb replaced the cord by a ..."

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