tortuosity

tortuosity

[tawr-choo-os-i-tee]
noun, plural tortuosities.
1.
the state of being tortuous; twisted form or course; crookedness.
2.
a twist, bend, or crook.
3.
a twisting or crooked part, passage, or thing.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Late Latin tortuōsitās. See tortuous, -ity

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tortuosity (ˌtɔːtjʊˈɒsɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state or quality of being tortuous
2.  a twist, turn, or coil

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tortuosity (tôr'chōō-ŏs'ĭ-tē)
n.

  1. The quality or condition of being tortuous; twistedness or crookedness.

  2. A bent or twisted part, passage, or thing.

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