rigidity

rigidity

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  • Rigidity — Ri*gid i*ty, n. [L. rigiditas: cf. F. rigidit[ e]. See {Rigid}.] 1. The quality or state of being rigid; want of pliability; the quality of resisting change of form; the amount of resistance with which a body opposes change of form; opposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rigidity — index formality, rigor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Rigidity — Generally, rigidity refers to inflexibility or resistance to change. It has a number of specific meanings depending on the field of application.In medicine (neurology) rigidity describes an increase in muscle tone, leading to a resistance to… …   Wikipedia

  • rigidity — 1. Stiffness or inflexibility. SYN: rigor (1). 2. In psychiatry and clinical psychology, an aspect of personality characterized by an individual s resistance to change. 3. In neurology, one type of increase in …   Medical dictionary

  • rigidity — n. (in neurology) resistance to the passive movement of a limb that persists throughout its range. It is a symptom of parkinsonism. The smooth resistance through the whole range of movement is also known as lead pipe rigidity; with superimposed… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • rigidity — standumas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. rigidity; stiffness vok. Righeit, f; Starrheit, f; Steifigkeit, f rus. жёсткость, f pranc. raideur, f; rigidité, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • rigidity — rigid ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to bend or be forced out of shape. 2) (of a person) stiff and unmoving. 3) not able to be changed or adapted. DERIVATIVES rigidify verb rigidity noun rigidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin ri …   English terms dictionary

  • Rigidity (electromagnetism) — In accelerator physics, rigidity is a concept used to determine the effect of particular magnetic fields on the motion of the charged particles. It is a measure of the momentum of the particle, and it refers to the fact that a higher momentum… …   Wikipedia

  • Rigidity (psychology) — In psychology, rigidity refers to an obstinate inability to yield. A refusal to appreciate another person s viewpoint or emotions, characterized by a lack of empathy. A specific example is functional fixedness, which is a difficulty conceiving… …   Wikipedia

  • rigidity coefficient — standumo koeficientas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. rigidity coefficient; stiffness coefficient vok. Steifigkeitskoeffizient, m; Steifigkeitszahl, f rus. коэффициент жёсткости, m pranc. coefficient de rigidité, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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