from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being sinuous.
  • noun A bending or curving shape or movement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being sinuous or sinuate; tortuousness; anfractuosity.
  • noun That which is sinuous or sinuated; a wavy line or surface; a sinuation; an anfractuosity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Quality or state of being sinuous.
  • noun A bend, or a series of bends and turns; a winding, or a series of windings; a wave line; a curve.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of being sinuous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun having curves


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  • The sundry projects on view at the Skyscraper Museum can be perfectly symmetrical, like the Freedom Tower, or they can attain to the slippery sinuosity of Gensler's not yet completed Shanghai Tower.

    Heights of Fancy

  • The overall feeling is that of sinuosity and impenetrability and this was made possible by using carbon fiber to build the pieces.

    Reinventing The Bathroom : Bathtub + Shower by Ron Arad

  • The spiral movement which is obtained by stacking the units, generates a continuous flow of enveloping lines that elevates the sign for expressive dynamics sinuosity.

    Swing-Up by AquiliAlberg for Serralunga

  • The sinuosity of the loft is taken back by the upside-down cones that, I suspended as stalactites, they channel downward the light

    Coni Rovesci by Duilio Damilano

  • It appears this is the information I had heard about, namely that sinuosity is an atttempt to maximum energy efficiencies by overcoming restrictions such as friction throughout an entire sysem.

    Paul Linsay's Poisson Fit « Climate Audit

  • I would still like some response to my other points about angular momentum and sinuosity as applied to the movement of hurricanes.

    Paul Linsay's Poisson Fit « Climate Audit

  • But with the forward movement a certain portion of the line curved onwards in advance, with wave-like sinuosity, and the portion left behind quickened to a run; and simultaneously a thrilling cry burst from all lips, like that in honour of the war-god — eleleu! eleleu! and the running became general.


  • The photograph Margo provides #102 apears to indicate the second factor and that is sinuosity.

    Paul Linsay's Poisson Fit « Climate Audit

  • In the desert of Somalia, there is a curious sinuosity and pattern to the vegetation as seen from the air.

    Some Historical Perspective on Somalia and the Horn

  • It is logical to assume that a weather system moving through the uniform medium of the atmosphere will be subjected to sinuosity.

    Paul Linsay's Poisson Fit « Climate Audit


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