from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not rigid: a nonrigid frame.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a lighter-than-air aircraft that holds its shape by gas pressure.
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- adj. not rigid; flexible
- adj. That maintains its shape only by internal gas pressure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not rigid; especially, designating an airship having a shape maintained only by internal gas pressure and without a supporting structure. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. designating an airship having a shape maintained only by internal gas pressure and without a supporting structure
"Voiced plosives," we're told, "are like rigid, elastic hits, and unvoiced plosives like nonrigid, inelastic hits."
The key is to identify an activity that resonates for your child, and to have a nonrigid notion of the word sport.
˜Lumpl™ are nonrigid shorthand for descriptions like
On this suggestion, since ˜Petrarch™ shares the content of the rigid description, it also shares the content of the nonrigid description.
Braces divide nonrigid rectangular areas into rigid triangular trusses.
As we flew over East Hampton on the following afternoon, we were surprised to see five fully inflated air-ships of the nonrigid Parseval type floating in the blue sky, like grim sentinels guarding the German fleet.
The research to develop the sock-pairing technology, which began in July, was a continuation of research Abbeel presented in April, where he demonstrated that a robot could deal with nonrigid objects by programming it to fold towels.
In 1921, the Navy flew the first nonrigid dirigible to use helium; the C-7 traveled from
Because "questions of method arise in context" (198), what best serves this stone is, according to Hacking, "ecumenical descriptive epistemology with hardly any normative implications" (199), a multiple-perspective and nonrigid approach that traces the alliances and networks that enable facts to emerge and to endure.
Unwarping confocal microscopy images of bee brains by nonrigid registration to a magnetic resonance microscopy image Analysis of nerve fibers and their distribution in histologic sections of the human brain