tor·​tu·​os·​i·​ty ˌtȯr-chə-ˈwä-sə-tē How to pronounce tortuosity (audio)
plural tortuosities
: the quality or state of being tortuous
: something winding or twisted : bend

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tortuosity was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Tortuosity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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