nonrigid
nonrigid onrigid adj. (Aeronautics) Not rigid; especially, designating an airship having a shape maintained only by internal gas pressure and without a supporting structure. Opposite of {rigid}. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • nonrigid — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • nonrigid — /non rij id/, adj. 1. not rigid. 2. designating a type of airship having a flexible gas container without a supporting structure and held in shape only by the pressure of the gas within. [1905 10; NON + RIGID] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonrigid — adjective a) not rigid; flexible b) That maintains its shape only by internal gas pressure See Also: nonrigidity …   Wiktionary

  • nonrigid — nÉ‘n rɪdʒɪd / nÉ’n adj. not rigid, not stiff; not stubborn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonrigid — non·rigid …   English syllables

  • nonrigid — non•rig•id [[t]nɒnˈrɪdʒ ɪd[/t]] adj. 1) not rigid 2) aer. designating a type of airship having a flexible gas container without a supporting structure and held in shape only by the pressure of the gas within • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

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  • nonrigid — adjective designating an airship having a shape maintained only by internal gas pressure and without a supporting structure • Ant: ↑rigid • Topics: ↑aeronautics, ↑astronautics …   Useful english dictionary

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