from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being sinuous.
- n. A bending or curving shape or movement.
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- n. The property of being sinuous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Quality or state of being sinuous.
- n. A bend, or a series of bends and turns; a winding, or a series of windings; a wave line; a curve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being sinuous or sinuate; tortuousness; anfractuosity.
- n. That which is sinuous or sinuated; a wavy line or surface; a sinuation; an anfractuosity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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.
The overall feeling is that of sinuosity and impenetrability and this was made possible by using carbon fiber to build the pieces.
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.
The sinuosity of the loft is taken back by the upside-down cones that, I suspended as stalactites, they channel downward the light
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.
In the desert of Somalia, there is a curious sinuosity and pattern to the vegetation as seen from the air.
It is logical to assume that a weather system moving through the uniform medium of the atmosphere will be subjected to sinuosity.
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.
I would still like some response to my other points about angular momentum and sinuosity as applied to the movement of hurricanes.
The photograph Margo provides #102 apears to indicate the second factor and that is sinuosity.