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sinuosity

[sin-yoo-os-i-tee] /ˌsɪn yuˈɒs ɪ ti/
noun, plural sinuosities.
1.
Often, sinuosities. a curve, bend, or turn:
a sinuosity of the road.
2.
a sinuous form or character.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Medieval Latin sinuōsitās. See sinuous, -ity
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Examples from the web for sinuosity
  • 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

sinuosity

/ˌsɪnjʊˈɒsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -osities, -ations
1.
the quality of being sinuous
2.
a turn, curve, or intricacy
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