noun (plural -cies) Date: 1844 the quality or state of being stringent

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  • stringency — UK US /ˈstrɪndʒənsi/ noun [U] ► a situation in which a law, test, etc. is extremely severe or limiting and must be obeyed: the stringency of sth »The statute prohibits the adoption of environmental protections laws that exceed the stringency of… …   Financial and business terms

  • Stringency — Strin gen*cy (str[i^]n jen*s[y^]), n. The quality or state of being stringent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stringency — index austerity, rigor, severity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stringency — (n.) 1844, from STRINGENT (Cf. stringent) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stringency — [strin′jən sē] n. pl. stringencies the quality or state of being stringent; strictness; severity …   English World dictionary

  • stringency — (= low stringency; high stringency; stringency wash) In nucleic acid hybridization, the labelled probe is used to label matching sequences by base pairing. Unbound probe is removed though a series of stringency washes. Low stringency washing (low …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • stringency — /strin jeuhn see/, n., pl. stringencies. 1. stringent character or condition: the stringency of poverty. 2. strictness; closeness; rigor: the stringency of school discipline. 3. tightness; straitness: stringency in the money market. [1835 45;… …   Universalium

  • stringency — [[t]strɪ̱nʤ(ə)nsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: supp N Financial stringency is a situation in which a government or person does not have much money or is trying not to spend much. [FORMAL] In times of financial stringency it is clear that public expenditure… …   English dictionary

  • stringency — Reaction conditions (notably temperature, salt concentration and pH) that affect the annealing process of single stranded DNA or RNA to make double stranded DNA or RNA, or DNA/RNA hybrids. At high stringency, duplexes form only between strands… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • stringency — /ˈstrɪndʒənsi/ (say strinjuhnsee) noun (plural stringencies) 1. stringent character or condition. 2. strictness; closeness; rigour. 3. tightness; straitness: stringency in the money market …   Australian English dictionary

  • stringency — stringent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of regulations or requirements) strict, precise, and exacting. DERIVATIVES stringency noun stringently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin stringere draw tight …   English terms dictionary

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