Rigidity

Definition of Rigidity

Ri`gid´i`ty
n.1.The quality or state of being rigid; want of pliability; the quality of resisting change of form; the amount of resistance with which a body opposes change of form; - opposed to flexibility, ductility, malleability, and softness.
2.Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance.
3.Severity; rigor.

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