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tenuity

[tuh-noo-i-tee, -nyoo-, te-]
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noun
  1. the state of being tenuous.
  2. slenderness.
  3. thinness of consistency; rarefied condition.
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Origin of tenuity

1525–35; < Latin tenuitās thinness, equivalent to tenui(s) (see tenuis) + -tās -ty2
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Historical Examples

  • The atoms interpenetrate in consequence of their differences of tenuity.

    Reincarnation

    Th. Pascal

  • Birch branches are to be preferred on account of their tenuity.

  • The tenuity of the atmosphere on Mars has another consequence.

  • It is delicacy mixed with abundance; tenuity supported by generosity.

  • Air, in every degree of tenuity, refuses to act as a conductor of electricity.