Definition of sinuosity in English:


Syllabification: sin·u·os·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌsinyo͞oˈäsitē

noun (plural sinuosities)

  • 1The ability to curve or bend easily and flexibly.
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    • 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
  • 1.1A 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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