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RIGIDITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rigidity mean? 

RIGIDITY (noun)
  The noun RIGIDITY has 2 senses:

1. the physical property of being stiff and resisting bending
2. the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe

  Familiarity information: RIGIDITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIGIDITY (noun)


Sense 1rigidity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The physical property of being stiff and resisting bending

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

rigidity; rigidness

Hypernyms ("rigidity" is a kind of...):

inelasticity (the lack of elasticity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rigidity"):

inflexibility; inflexibleness (a lack of physical flexibility)


Sense 2rigidity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being rigid and rigorously severe

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

inflexibility; rigidity; rigidness

Hypernyms ("rigidity" is a kind of...):

unadaptability (the inability to change or be changed to fit changed circumstances)


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