rigidity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1624 1. the quality or state of being rigid 2. one that is rigid (as in form or conduct)

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  • Rigidity — Ri*gid i*ty, n. [L. rigiditas: cf. F. rigidit[ e]. See {Rigid}.] 1. The quality or state of being rigid; want of pliability; the quality of resisting change of form; the amount of resistance with which a body opposes change of form; opposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Rigidity — Generally, rigidity refers to inflexibility or resistance to change. It has a number of specific meanings depending on the field of application.In medicine (neurology) rigidity describes an increase in muscle tone, leading to a resistance to… …   Wikipedia

  • rigidity — 1. Stiffness or inflexibility. SYN: rigor (1). 2. In psychiatry and clinical psychology, an aspect of personality characterized by an individual s resistance to change. 3. In neurology, one type of increase in …   Medical dictionary

  • rigidity — n. (in neurology) resistance to the passive movement of a limb that persists throughout its range. It is a symptom of parkinsonism. The smooth resistance through the whole range of movement is also known as lead pipe rigidity; with superimposed… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • rigidity — standumas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. rigidity; stiffness vok. Righeit, f; Starrheit, f; Steifigkeit, f rus. жёсткость, f pranc. raideur, f; rigidité, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • rigidity — See torsional rigidity …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • rigidity — rigid ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to bend or be forced out of shape. 2) (of a person) stiff and unmoving. 3) not able to be changed or adapted. DERIVATIVES rigidify verb rigidity noun rigidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin ri …   English terms dictionary

  • rigidity — ri·gid·i·ty (rĭ jĭdʹĭ tē) n. pl. ri·gid·i·ties 1. The quality or state of being rigid. 2. An instance of being rigid. * * * …   Universalium

  • rigidity — noun a) The quality or state of being rigid; want of pliability; the quality of resisting change of form; the amount of resistance with which a body opposes change of form. b) Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance. Ant …   Wiktionary

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