rigidity

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ri·gid·i·ty

noun \rə-ˈji-də-tē\
plural ri·gid·i·ties

Definition of RIGIDITY

1
:  the quality or state of being rigid
2
:  one that is rigid (as in form or conduct)

Examples of RIGIDITY

  1. <sometimes the rigidity of the headmaster's discipline was deemed excessive by even much of the faculty>

First Known Use of RIGIDITY

1624

ri·gid·i·ty

noun \rə-ˈjid-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ri·gid·i·ties

Medical Definition of RIGIDITY

: the quality or state of being rigid: as a : abnormal stiffness of muscle <muscle rigidity symptomatic of Parkinson's disease—Diane Gershon> b : emotional inflexibility and resistance to change

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