sinuosity

(redirected from sinuosities)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

sin·u·os·i·ty

 (sĭn′yo͞o-ŏs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. sin·u·os·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being sinuous.
2. A bending or curving shape or movement.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

sinuosity

(ˌsɪnjʊˈɒsɪtɪ) or less commonly

sinuation

n, pl -osities or -ations
1. the quality of being sinuous
2. a turn, curve, or intricacy
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

sin•u•os•i•ty

(ˌsɪn yuˈɒs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a curve, bend, or turn.
2. the state or condition of being sinuous.
[1590–1600]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sinuosity - having curves; "he hated the sinuosity of mountain roads"
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

sinuosity

[ˌsɪnjʊˈɒsɪtɪ] Nsinuosidad f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sinuosity

n (liter)Schlangenbewegungen pl; (of river)Windungen pl; (fig)Gewundenheit f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in classic literature ?
So the Detective followed the Clew a whole year through a thousand sinuosities, and at last found himself in the office of the Morgue.
with all its dips, spurs, angles, variations and sinuosities, and
The new moon illumined part of the sky and a mist hovered like a veil over the sinuosities of the river.
Hence, the doctor preferred not to force the dilation, and so adroitly followed the sinuosities of a pretty sharply-inclined plane, and swept very close to the villages of Thembo and Tura-Wels.
There was nothing to look at besides but a bare coast, the mud dy edge of the brown plain with the sinuosities of the river you had left, traced in dull green, and the Great Pagoda uprising lonely and massive with shining curves and pinnacles like the gorgeous and stony efflorescence of tropical rocks.
The story is thus reconstituted on the screen along a melodic visual line that closely follows all the sinuosities of the action.
However, at a crucial and surprising moment in the novel, we learn something about Kant and the moral law, (22) and yet this is on reflection entirely appropriate, because Porno takes place largely on the terrain of the addict and reminds us of the crucial argument that there is a certain starkness, a defining 'moment' in the exercise of the productivities and sinuosities of power, in the clash between the regime of the moral law and the regime of addiction.
They believe that despite the many situational or idiosyncratic sinuosities entailed, ethnic conflict as a generic can be unpacked for analytical purposes and, as well, is subject to durable settlement.
to N.W.: the undulated line of the Indian watershed, with all its sinuosities, perhaps exceeds 700.
Flowing, or congealing, its substance is here repelled, there attracted, unresistingly to its place, and its languid sinuosities follow the clefts of the rock that contains them, in servile deflexion and compulsory cohesion, impotently calculable, and cold.
With its many sinuosities and steep cliffs, the Yarra survey ranked as one of his hardest surveys of all (Figure 3).