slenderness


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slen·der

 (slĕn′dər)
adj. slen·der·er, slen·der·est
1.
a. Having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin: a slender rod.
b. Thin and delicate in build; gracefully slim: "She was slender as a willow shoot is slender—and equally graceful, equally erect" (Frank Norris).
2. Small in amount or extent; meager: slender wages; a slender chance of survival.

[Middle English sclendre, slendre.]

slen′der·ly adv.
slen′der·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slenderness - the quality of being slight or inadequate; "he knew the slenderness of my wallet"; "the slenderness of the chances that anything would be done"; "the slenderness of the evidence"
inadequacy, deficiency, insufficiency - lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
2.slenderness - relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width; "the tenuity of a hair"; "the thinness of a rope"
dimension - the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
3.slenderness - the property of an attractively thin person
leanness, spareness, thinness - the property of having little body fat
Translations

slenderness

[ˈslendənɪs] N
1. [of person, waist, hand] → delgadez f
2. [of resources] → escasez f; [of hope etc] → lo lejano, lo remoto

slenderness

nSchlankheit f; (of hand, waist also)Schmalheit f; (fig) (of chance, hope)Schwäche f; (of excuse)Dürftigkeit f; (of lead, majority)Knappheit f; the slenderness of his incomesein geringes Einkommen

slenderness

[ˈslɛndənɪs] n (of person) → snellezza; (of waist, neck, hand) → sottigliezza
References in classic literature ?
Rebecca, Adam thought, as he took off his hat and saluted the pretty panorama,--Rebecca, with her tall slenderness, her thoughtful brow, the fire of young joy in her face, her fillet of dark braided hair, might have been a young Muse or Sibyl; and the flowery hayrack, with its freight of blooming girlhood, might have been painted as an allegorical picture of The Morning of Life.
Not without reason was its slenderness. Such then was its nature.
Monsieur Bourais hid part of the choir from view, but directly in front of her, the flock of maidens, wearing white wreaths over their lowered veils, formed a snow-white field, and she recognised her darling by the slenderness of her neck and her devout attitude.
Stubble, as may be supposed from his size and slenderness, was of the Light Bobs.
The Assistant Commissioner's figure before this big and rustic Presence had the frail slenderness of a reed addresssing an oak.
Skiff Miller, cool and collected, the obstinate flush a trifle deeper on his forehead, his huge muscles bulging under the black cloth of his coat, carefully looked the poet up and down as though measuring the strength of his slenderness.
For concrete-fined tubes of circular cross section, account may be taken of increase in strength of concrete caused by confinement provided that the relative slenderness [bar.[lambda]] does not exceed 0, 5, and e/d < 0, 1, where e is the eccentricity of loading given by [M.sub.Ed]/[N.sub.Ed] and d is the external diameter of the column.
The effect of slenderness ratio on the bearing capacity was studied.
The slenderness ratio (fiber length/fiber width) and the Runkel ratio [(2 X fiber cell wall thickness)/fiber lumen diameter] were calculated according to the fiber dimensions measured.
Parametric study was performed to investigate the effect of cross section geometries and member slenderness on the behavior flat oval hollow columns.
For the occurrence of inelastic buckling, the slenderness of the member is [lambda] = 180[micro]/3.1717, where [mu] is the effective length factor.