tensegrity

noun
ten·​seg·​ri·​ty | \ ten(t)ˈsegrə̇tē \
plural -es

Definition of tensegrity

: the property of a skeletal structure having continuous tension members (such as wires) and discontinuous compression members (such as metal tubes) so that each member performs efficiently in producing a rigid form

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History and Etymology for tensegrity

tension + integrity

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“Tensegrity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tensegrity. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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