Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or property of being springy: elasticity.
  • noun The state of abounding with springs; wetness; sponginess, as of land.

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

  • noun The state or quality of being springy.

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

  • noun The property of being springy.

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

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

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Examples

  • Chairs were drawn close before the blaze, for, despite the "springiness" in the air without, the atmosphere in the vast library of the chateau was damp and chill.

    Ruth Fielding at the War Front or, The Hunt for the Lost Soldier

  • "The CitriTex stabilizer blend is unique in that it helps to significantly reduce fat and calories in baked goods while maintaining the moistness and 'springiness' consumers enjoy and expect from a full-fat product," he said.

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  • For medium rare, you should be able to feel some "springiness" to the meat.

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  • It's called a spring graph because it relies on a kind of springiness between the represented items, automatically laying them out in a spread fashion and allowing us to see the relationships easily.

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  • I've also noticed that these 40 minutes can play a significant role in enhancing the springiness of my step -- you should look into this too.

    Dinkar Jain: Flight Brisk

  • I think extending the bar to contact itself would minimize the springiness ...

    $8 DIY Aluminum Laptop Stand | Lifehacker Australia

  • Two meters long, the chair is structured from walnut and held together by strategically-placed screws that give it a light, springiness that would work perfectly either in or outdoors.

    Relax Lounge Chair by Kamil Kurka

  • When the firm footing at the bottom was reached, he strode out on the little terrace with a quickness and springiness of gait and with glintings of muscular fires that gave the lie to the calm deliberation of his movements on the slide.

    Jack London's Story - Moon Face: Planchette pg 3 of 3

  • This natural "springiness" is both genetic and conditioned: some people are born with more so-called "slow-twitch" muscles (making them good endurance athletes); others have more "fast-twitch" fibres (better at short bursts of speed or force).

    Think Yourself Fit: preparing the body

  • I've also noticed that these 40 minutes can play a significant role in enhancing the springiness of my step -- you should look into this too.

    Dinkar Jain: Flight Brisk

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