tensegrity

[ ten-seg-ri-tee ]
/ tɛnˈsɛg rɪ ti /

noun Architecture.

the property of skeleton structures that employ continuous tension members and discontinuous compression members in such a way that each member operates with the maximum efficiency and economy.

adjective

noting any of a series of structures developed by R. Buckminster Fuller that embody this property.

Origin of tensegrity

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