noun, plural tor·tu·os·i·ties.
the state of being tortuous; twisted form or course; crookedness.
a twist, bend, or crook.
a twisting or crooked part, passage, or thing.
Origin of tortuosity
From the Late Latin
dating back to 1595–1605.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for tortuosity
Historical Examples of tortuosity
There is no tortuosity of thought to pardon or to forget; it is one unbroken interwoven strain of music, of imagery, of sentiment.
We had twenty miles to go, "as the birds fly," but the tortuosity of the channels rendered our course fully a third longer.
I allude to the enormous, almost preternatural magnitude of the wild-grape vine, and its tortuosity.
British Dictionary definitions for tortuosity
noun plural -ties
the state or quality of being tortuous
a twist, turn, or coil
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The quality or condition of being tortuous; twistedness or crookedness.
A bent or twisted part, passage, or thing.
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