Definition of semirigid in English:

semirigid

Syllabification: sem·i·rig·id
Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˈrijid, ˌsemˌī-
 
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adjective

  • 1Stiff and solid, but not inflexible: a semirigid polyethylene hose
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    • For the museum project, Mulder shot-blasted the floor with an 80-grit profile, filled the control joints with a semi-rigid epoxy, and applied a 100% solids epoxy primer.
    • The different types of connections that are commonly used fill the entire flexibility spectrum from flexible ‘hinge like’ connections to semi-rigid connections to rigid connections.
    • Design and supervision of flexible and semi-rigid pavements adjusted to traffic forecast is a key issue in road construction.
  • 1.1(Of an airship) having a stiffened keel attached to a flexible gas container.
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    • The main types of airship are non-rigid (or blimps), semi-rigid and rigid.
    • What is needed therefore is a structurally light and aerodynamic airship. All these characteristics are combined in a semi-rigid airship.

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