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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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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


less commonly sinuation

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