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sinuosity

[sin-yoo-os-i-tee]
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noun, plural sin·u·os·i·ties.
  1. Often sinuosities. a curve, bend, or turn: a sinuosity of the road.
  2. a sinuous form or character.
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Origin of sinuosity

From the Medieval Latin word sinuōsitās, dating back to 1590–1600. See sinuous, -ity
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Examples from the Web for sinuosity

Historical Examples

  • Never had I seen such a railroad, either for steepness or for sinuosity.

    Abroad at Home

    Julian Street

  • The rapidity and sinuosity of its motions, its quick spring and sharp recoil, prove the aptness of the illustration.

  • He saw how they set their little feet, how they carried their chins, with what grace and sinuosity they swung their bodies.

    Sister Carrie

    Theodore Dreiser

  • A bight signifies a bay or sinuosity, on the border of any large mass or body of ice.

  • Descended by all the sinuosity of the shore, to avoid the strength of the wind and force of the waves.


British Dictionary definitions for sinuosity

sinuosity

less commonly sinuation

noun plural -osities or -ations
  1. the quality of being sinuous
  2. a turn, curve, or intricacy
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