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Unable to bend or be forced out of shape; not flexible,
  1. Unable to bend or be forced out of shape; not flexible
    • - a seat of rigid orange plastic
    • - rigid ships are the dirigibles in which the bag is built around a metallic framework
  2. (of a person or part of the body) Stiff and unmoving, esp. as a result of shock or fear
    • - his face grew rigid with fear
  3. Not able to be changed or adapted
    • - teachers are being asked to unlearn rigid rules for labeling children
  4. (of a person or their behavior) Not adaptable in outlook, belief, or response
    • - ski instructors have become less rigid about style

  1. incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck"
  2. incapable of compromise or flexibility
  3. inflexible: incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
  4. designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure
  5. fixed: fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain"
  6. (rigidly) in a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "he sat bolt upright"
  7. In discrete geometry and mechanics, structural rigidity is a combinatorial theory for predicting the flexibility of ensembles formed by rigid bodies connected by flexible linkages or hinges.
  8. (Rigidity (electromagnetism)) In accelerator physics, rigidity is a concept used to determine the effect of particular magnetic fields on the motion of the charged particles.
  9. (Rigidity (mathematics)) In mathematics, a rigid collection C of mathematical objects (for instance sets or functions) is one in which every c ∈ C is uniquely determined by less information about c than one would expect.
  10. (Rigidity (neurology)) Hypokinesia refers to decreased bodily movement. It is associated with basal ganglia diseases (such as Parkinson's disease), mental health disorders and prolonged inactivity due to illness, amongst other diseases.
  11. (Rigidity (psychology)) In psychology, rigidity refers to an obstinate inability to yield. A refusal to appreciate another person's viewpoint or emotions, characterized by a lack of empathy. A specific example is functional fixedness, which is a difficulty conceiving new uses for familiar objects.
  12. Stiff, rather than flexible; Fixed, rather than moving; Rigorous and unbending; Uncompromising
  13. (rigidity) 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; Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance; In Economics: synonym for stickiness (of prices/wages etc. ...
  14. (rigidity) Stiffness in the limbs or body due to dysfunction of the basal ganglia and related structures.
  15. (rigidity) increased resistance to the passive movement of a limb.
  16. (Rigidity) a symptom of the disease in which muscles feel stiff and display resistance to movement even when another person tries to move the affected part of the body, such as an arm.
  17. (Rigidity) abnormal stiffness of muscle.
  18. Rigidity is stiffness or resistance to movement. It is one of several motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease.
  19. (Rigidity) A tendency for the muscles to become very stiff after they have been extended.
  20. (Rigidity) Any relative inability to change an aspect of personality or skill performance.
  21. (Rigidity) It refers to inflexibility or resistance to change. It is important where deflections are limited by service requirements. It is also known as the material property of shear modulus which is a measure of force per unit area needed to change the shape of a material.
  22. (Rigidity) Stiffness of a limb due to increased tone in both flexors and extensors, cf., spasticity.
  23. (Rigidity) The elasticity of a fluid column.
  24. (Rigidity) The increased resistance and muscular common in patients that have Parkinson’s disease.
  25. (Rigidity) The property of a material that opposes any tendency for it to bend (flex) under load.