15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English tenuite "thinness," borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French tenuité, borrowed from Latin tenuitāt-, tenuitās, from tenuis "thin, narrow, slight" + -itāt-, -itās -ity — more at thin entry 1
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“Tenuity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenuity. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.
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