rigidity

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Etymology[edit]

rigid +‎ -ity, from Latin rigiditas.

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  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈd͡ʒɪdɪti/
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rigidity (countable and uncountable, plural rigidities)

  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.
  2. Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance.
  3. (economics) stickiness (of prices/wages etc.). Describing the tendency of prices and money wages to adjust to changes in the economy with a certain delay.

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