stringency


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

strin·gent

 (strĭn′jənt)
adj.
1. Imposing rigorous standards of performance; severe: stringent safety measures.
2. Constricted; tight: operating under a stringent time limit.
3. Characterized by scarcity of money, credit restrictions, or other financial strain: stringent economic policies.

[Latin stringēns, stringent-, present participle of stringere, to draw tight; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]

strin′gen·cy n.
strin′gent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stringency - a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
deficiency, lack, want - the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
2.stringency - conscientious attention to rules and details
painstakingness, conscientiousness - the trait of being painstaking and careful

stringency

noun
The fact or condition of being rigorous and unsparing:
Translations
صَرامَه، تَشَدَّدصُعوبَة الحُصول على قُروض
nedostatekpřísnostúsporný
knaphedstrenghed
pénztelenség
harkaòrengingar; sparnaîar-
para sıkılığı/darlığısertliksıkılık

stringency

[ˈstrɪndʒənsɪ] N
1. [of regulations, controls, standards] → rigor m, severidad f
2. (Fin) → tirantez f, dificultad f
economic stringencysituación f económica apurada, estrechez f

stringency

n (of standards, law, reforms, discipline)Strenge f; (of rules, testing, training etc also)Härte f; (of measures)Härte f, → Schärfe f; economic stringencystrenge Sparmaßnahmen pl

stringency

[ˈstrɪndʒnsɪ] nrigore m

string

(striŋ) noun
1. (a piece of) long narrow cord made of threads twisted together, or tape, for tying, fastening etc. a piece of string to tie a parcel; a ball of string; a puppet's strings; apron-strings.
2. a fibre etc, eg on a vegetable.
3. a piece of wire, gut etc on a musical instrument, eg a violin. His A-string broke; (also adjective) He plays the viola in a string orchestra.
4. a series or group of things threaded on a cord etc. a string of beads.
verbpast tense, past participle strung (straŋ)
1. to put (beads etc) on a string etc. The pearls were sent to a jeweller to be strung.
2. to put a string or strings on (eg a bow or stringed instrument). The archer strung his bow and aimed an arrow at the target.
3. to remove strings from (vegetables etc).
4. to tie and hang with string etc. The farmer strung up the dead crows on the fence.
strings noun plural
(in an orchestra, the group of people who play) stringed instruments, ie violins, violas, 'cellos and double basses. The conductor said the strings were too loud.
ˈstringy adjective
(especially of meat or vegetables) having a lot of tough fibres.
ˈstringiness noun
string bean
the long, edible green or yellow pod of certain beans.
stringed instruments
musical instruments that have strings eg violins, guitars etc.
have (someone) on a string
to have (a person) under one's control.
pull strings
to use one's influence or that of others to gain an advantage.
pull the strings
to be the person who is really, though usually not apparently, controlling the actions of others.
string out
to stretch into a long line. The runners were strung out along the course.
strung up
very nervous.
stringent (ˈstrindʒənt) adjective
(of rules etc) very strict, or strongly enforced. There should be much more stringent laws against the dropping of rubbish in the streets.
ˈstringently adverb
ˈstringency noun
1. the quality of being strict.
2. scarcity of money for lending etc. in times of stringency; (also adjective) The government are demanding stringency measures.
References in classic literature ?
At first it had seemed that he wished to keep even her aloof from any close knowledge of what he was doing; but gradually the terrible stringency of human need--the prospect of a too speedy death--
The second part of the exhibition probes the crucial artistic themes and modes of Islamic art, ranging from the formal stringency of its mesmerizing calligraphy and its learned and scientific exploration of the world of mathematics and geometry, to the endless imagery of the repeated floral motif known as the Arabesque and the abstract and realistic depiction of animal and human figures.
This is on account of stringency in industrial regulations & standards, increasing safety concerns in industries and growth in the end-use industries such as oil & gas, chemical and infrastructure.
The concern is that the Reserve Bank's stringency norms on loan to value ratio (LVR) and successive rises in the official cash rate OCR) are hitting retail interest rates and curtailing access to mortgages, reports (http://www.
We appreciate that the city council is facing a time of financial stringency but investment in reducing air pollution should save money as well as lives in the long term.
The scope and stringency of NF Validation, requiring an extensive validation study as well as a multi-lab ring trial, demonstrates the method's robustness and accuracy.
It is well documented that our elderly population is increasing and the potential demand for hospital treatment is possible to estimate but constantly the demand of financial stringency brought about by central control means that at the last minute sums of money have to be allocated to avert serious situations arising in a winter period.
Now, that is a matter of choice and different expectations, while men, especially in times of economic stringency, redundancy and unemployment, are asking where their place is now.
The supply chain group's proactive approach has enabled the company to achieve major cost savings and enhanced the corporate governance policies of Alba, which stress on transparency and stringency in all processes.
Not that it will OVERTAKE you of course, they never could, but in times of financial stringency the cheap car is on the ascendant and it's all to do with the French and the Japanese.
Not that it will overtake you of course, they never could, but in times oFnancial stringency the cheap car is on the ascendant and it's all to do with the French and the Japanese.
However, he said the Bahamas Medical Council has recently increased the stringency of its work permit process, requiring doctors who come into The Bahamas to perform procedures a handful of times a year to be covered by a $10,000 annual work permit, as opposed to being able to pay a weekly or otherwise pro-rated permit fee.