rigidity


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ri·gid·i·ty

 (rĭ-jĭd′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. ri·gid·i·ties
1. The quality or state of being rigid.
2. An instance of being rigid.

rigidity

the property of a substance that renders it inflexible, stiff, or nonpliable. — rigid, adj.
See also: Materials, Properties of
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rigidity - the physical property of being stiff and resisting bending
inelasticity - the lack of elasticity
inflexibility, inflexibleness - a lack of physical flexibility
2.rigidity - the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
unadaptability - the inability to change or be changed to fit changed circumstances

rigidity

noun
Translations
صَلابَه
ósveigjanleiki

rigidity

[rɪˈdʒɪdɪtɪ] N
1. (= stiffness) [of material] → rigidez f
2. (= strictness) [of rules] → rigor m
3. (= inflexibility) [of person, ideas] → inflexibilidad f, intransigencia f

rigidity

[rɪˈdʒɪdɪti] n
[object, substance, structure] → rigidité f
[person, attitude] → rigidité f

rigidity

n
(lit)Starrheit f, → Steifheit f
(fig, of person, character) → Striktheit f, → Strenge f, → Sturheit f (pej); (of discipline, principles)Strenge f, → Striktheit f; (= intolerance of others)Unbeugsamkeit f; (of interpretation)Genauigkeit f, → Sturheit f (pej); (of specifications)Striktheit f; (of system)Starrheit f, → Unbeugsamkeit f; (of timetable)Festigkeit f

rigidity

[rɪˈdʒɪdɪtɪ] n (see adj) → rigidità, rigorosità, severità, inflessibilità

rigid

(ˈridʒid) adjective
1. completely stiff; not able to be bent (easily). An iron bar is rigid.
2. very strict, and not likely to change. rigid rules; rigid discipline; rigid views on education; a stern, rigid headmaster.
ˈrigidly adverb
ˈrigidness, riˈgidity noun

ri·gid·i·ty

n. rigidez, tesura, inmovilidad, inflexibilidad;
cadaveric ______ cadavérica, rigor mortis.

rigidity

n rigidez f
References in classic literature ?
As to Henry C-, the next in age and wisdom of our band, he had broken loose from the unyielding rigidity of his family, solidly rooted, if I remember rightly, in a well-to-do London suburb.
At Halliford I had al- ready come to hate the curate's trick of helpless exclamation, his stupid rigidity of mind.
There was something severe in his aspect, and a rigidity throughout his person, characteristics that caused him generally to be taken for a school-master, which vocation, in fact, he had formerly exercised for several years.
They were shown into the drawing-room; it was filled with massive, ugly furniture, and the chairs of the suite were placed round the walls with a forbidding rigidity.
But his whole face suddenly bore the solemn rigidity of the dead, and his expression did not change during the whole time of the drive home.
She tried to replace the arm, but it moved with a frightful rigidity which could not deceive a sick-nurse.
Archer contemplated with awe the two slender faded figures, seated side by side in a kind of viceregal rigidity, mouthpieces of some remote ancestral authority which fate compelled them to wield, when they would so much rather have lived in simplicity and seclusion, digging invisible weeds out of the perfect lawns of Skuytercliff, and playing Patience together in the evenings.
The whole apartment was of a rigidity not to be described in words, but which sent a shiver to the very marrow of Anne's bones.
He sank back again in renewed insensibility and rigidity, which lasted for many hours, and was only broken by a flickering return of consciousness, in which he took passively everything that was given to him, and seemed to have a sort of infantine satisfaction in Maggie's near presence,--such satisfaction as a baby has when it is returned to the nurse's lap.
I made notes of my patient's pulse and temperature, tested the rigidity of his muscles, and examined his reflexes.
Ossipon's rigidity had something business-like, a queer official expression.
Amongst any other population, or at a later period in the history of New England, the grim rigidity that petrified the bearded physiognomies of these good people would have augured some awful business in hand.