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tensegrity

Syllabification: ten·seg·ri·ty
Pronunciation: /tenˈseɡrədē
 
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Definition of tensegrity in English:

noun

Architecture
The characteristic property of a stable three-dimensional structure consisting of members under tension that are contiguous and members under compression that are not.
Example sentences
  • A parametric model developed by Katharine Liapi at the University of Texas allows architects to visualize and design with tensegrity structures.
  • Emerging from and, after technical problems, now fed by the water of the lake, the tensegrity structure of the ‘Cloud ‘was designed by Group Extasia (Diller-Scofidio from New York, together with architects from Zürich and Rotterdam).
  • MGI is working to mimic biological tensegrity both for industrial applications and to engineer weight-bearing tissue replacement scaffolds.

Origin

1950s: from tensional integrity.

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