rigidity

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noun ri·gid·i·ty \ rə-ˈji-də-tē \

Definition of rigidity

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

Examples of rigidity in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of rigidity

1624


Medical Dictionary

rigidity

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noun ri·gid·i·ty \ rə-ˈjid-ət-ē \

medical Definition of rigidity

plural rigidities
: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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