Definition of Contractibility

1. n. Capability of being contracted; quality of being contractible; as, the contractibility and dilatability of air.



Definition of Contractibility

1. Noun. The quality or degree of being contractible. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contractibility

1. [n -TIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Contractibility

contract programming
contract services
contract under seal
contractability
contractable
contracted
contracted foot
contracted heel
contracted kidney
contracted pelvis
contractedly
contractedness
contractee
contractees
contractibilities
contractibility
contractible
contractibleness
contractile
contractile organ
contractile proteins
contractile ring
contractile stricture
contractile vacuole
contractilities
contractility
contracting
contraction
contraction band
contraction band necrosis

Literary usage of Contractibility

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Physiological Researches Upon Life and Death by Xavier Bichat, Tobias Watkins (1809)
"We should adopt therefore elasticity or insensible organic contractibility as the general character of all the living parts, and contractibility of texture ..."

2. Hand-books of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy by Dionysius Lardner (1854)
"COMPRESSIBILITY AND Contractibility. 89. Compression diminishes the bulk and augments the density* — The quality in virtue of which a body allows its volume ..."

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