anfractuosity

anfractuosity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1596 1. the quality or state of being anfractuous 2. a winding channel or course; especially an intricate path or process (as of the mind)

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  • Anfractuosity — An*frac tu*os i*ty, n.; pl. {Anfractuosities}. [Cf. F. anfractuosit[ e].] 1. A state of being anfractuous, or full of windings and turnings; sinuosity. [1913 Webster] The anfractuosities of his intellect and temper. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anfractuosity — [an frak΄cho͞o äs′ə tē] n. 1. the quality or state of being anfractuous 2. pl. anfractuosities a winding channel, passage, etc …   English World dictionary

  • anfractuosity — /an frak chooh os i tee/, n. 1. the state or quality of being anfractuous. 2. a channel, crevice, or passage full of windings and turnings. [1590 1600; < L anfractuos(us) winding (anfractu(s) a bend (see AMBI , FRACTO ) + osus OSE1) + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • anfractuosity — noun a) Denotes winding channels such as occur in the depths of the sea, mountains b) The fissures (sulci) separating the convolutions of the brain, or, by analogy, in the mind …   Wiktionary

  • anfractuosity —  Having many turns …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • anfractuosity — n. windiness; curviness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anfractuosity — an·frac·tu·os·i·ty …   English syllables

  • anfractuosity — an•frac•tu•os•i•ty [[t]ænˌfræk tʃuˈɒs ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the state or quality of being anfractuous 2) a channel, crevice, or passage full of windings and turnings • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • anfractuosity — /ˌænfræktʃuˈɒsəti/ (say .anfrakchooh osuhtee) noun (plural anfractuosities) 1. the state or quality of being anfractuous. 2. a channel, crevice, or passage full of windings and turnings …   Australian English dictionary

  • anfractuosity — n. 1 circuitousness. 2 intricacy. Etymology: F anfractuositeacute f. LL anfractuosus f. L anfractus a bending …   Useful english dictionary

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