slenderness

  • 1 slenderness — noun 1. 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 • Derivationally related forms: ↑slender • Hypernyms: ↑insufficiency …

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  • 2 slenderness — slender ► ADJECTIVE (slenderer, slenderest) 1) gracefully thin. 2) barely sufficient: a slender majority. DERIVATIVES slenderly adverb slenderness noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

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  • 3 Slenderness — Slender Slen der, a. [Compar. {Slenderer}; superl. {Slenderest}.] [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.] 1. Small or narrow in… …

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  • 4 slenderness — noun see slender …

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  • 5 slenderness — See slenderly. * * * …

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  • 6 slenderness — noun The property of being slender …

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  • 7 slenderness — slen·der·ness || slendÉ™rnɪs n. slimness, thinness, slightness; meagerness …

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  • 8 slenderness — slen·der·ness …

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  • 9 slenderness — See: slender …

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  • 10 slenderness ratio — Rocketry. See aspect ratio (def. 4a). * * * …

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  • 11 slenderness ratio — noun : the ratio of the length of a structural member (as a column) to its least radius of gyration * * * Rocketry. See aspect ratio (def. 4a) …

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  • 12 Buckling — In engineering, buckling is a failure mode characterized by a sudden failure of a structural member subjected to high compressive stresses, where the actual compressive stress at the point of failure is less than the ultimate compressive stresses …

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  • 13 thinness — n. 1. Slenderness, slimness, meagreness, leanness, gauntness, emaciation, lankness. 2. Meagreness, poorness, slenderness. 3. Tenuity, fineness, slenderness, delicacy, exiguity. 4. Tenuity, rareness. 5. Rarity, rareness, tenuity, subtilty,… …

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  • 14 thinness — noun 1. relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width (Freq. 1) the tenuity of a hair the thinness of a rope • Syn: ↑tenuity, ↑slenderness • Ant: ↑thickness …

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  • 15 Sliver building — Sliver buildings are tall slender buildings constructed on lots with a narrow frontage, typically 45 feet or less. Over the past decade, one of the most remarkable advances in tall building design has been their construction to unprecedented… …

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  • 16 Slender-body theory — is a methodology that can be used to take advantage of the slenderness of a body to obtain an approximation to a field surrounding it and/or the net effect of the field on the body. Principle applications are to Stokes flow and in electrostatics …

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  • 17 Church of Saint Mary the Ancient — The Church of Saint Mary the Ancient rises from the twelfth century in the city of Valladolid. Preserves since then a slender tower topped with a Romanesque chapitel tile and a portico on the north side also Romanesque. The rest of the building… …

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  • 18 attenuation — n. 1. Thinning, diminishing, rarefying, making thin, thread like, or slender. 2. Thinness, thread likeness, slenderness, emaciation, slender elongation, extreme slenderness …

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  • 19 slightness — noun 1. smallness of stature • Syn: ↑delicacy • Derivationally related forms: ↑slight • Hypernyms: ↑smallness, ↑littleness 2. the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous …

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  • 20 slimness — noun 1. a small margin the president was not humbled by his narrow margin of victory the landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote • Syn: ↑narrow margin, ↑narrowness •… …

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