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[sin-yoo-os-i-tee] /ˌsɪn yuˈɒs ɪ ti/
noun, plural sinuosities.
Often, sinuosities. a curve, bend, or turn:
a sinuosity of the road.
a sinuous form or character.
Origin of sinuosity
1590-1600; < Medieval Latin sinuōsitās. See sinuous, -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Due to the absence of any horizontal sinuosity, stream energy had to be dissipated by vertical sinuosity.
  • For example, a cutoff of a meander loop decreases channel sinuosity and increases channel slope.
  • sinuosity is the ratio of stream length to valley length.
  • As the stream exits its canyon, sinuosity increases and a pool-riffle sequence develops.
  • The channel is poorly defined, lacks sinuosity, and possesses a mud and silt substrate with minimal in-stream habitat.
  • sinuosity is somewhat constrained by roads and trials.
  • The degree to which a river meanders along its course is called its sinuosity.
British Dictionary definitions for sinuosity


noun (pl) -osities, -ations
the quality of being sinuous
a turn, curve, or intricacy
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