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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or state of being rigid.
  • n. An instance of being rigid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • n. Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance.
  • n. In Economics: synonym for stickiness (of prices/wages etc.). Describing the tendency of prices and money wages to adjust to changes in the economy with a certain delay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 flexibility, ductility, malleability, and softness.
  • n. Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance.
  • n. Severity; rigor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being rigid; stiffness; inflexibility; absence of pliancy; specifically, in mech., resistance to change of form.
  • n. Strictness; severity; harshness: as, rigidity of principles or of censure.
  • n. Synonyms Inflexibility. See austere, rigor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the physical property of being stiff and resisting bending
  • n. the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe

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