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sinuosity Line breaks: sinu|os¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪnjʊˈɒsɪti/

Definition of sinuosity in English:

noun (plural sinuosities)

[mass noun]
1The ability to curve or bend easily and flexibly.
Example sentences
  • The shape and sinuosity of meanders is influenced by the erodibility of the materials of the banks and by the slope or energy of the river.
  • Morphological comparisons between The canal and valley and channel landforms show many broad similarities in planform, sinuosity, lengths, widths and variability along length.
  • The distinct double sinuosity of the anterior margin of the left anterior auricle of the new species was not observed by Professor Silkin
1.1 [count noun] A bend, especially in a stream or road.


Late 16th century: from French sinuosité or medieval Latin sinuositas, from sinuosus (see sinuous).

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