sinuous ADJECTIVE 1) having many curves and turns. 2) lithe and supple.
DERIVATIVES sinuosity noun sinuously adverb.
ORIGIN Latin sinuosus, from sinus 'a bend' .

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  • sinuosity — [sin΄yo͞o äs′ə tē] n. [Fr sinuosité] 1. the state or quality of being sinuous 2. pl. sinuosities a sinuous turn or movement; undulation …   English World dictionary

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  • sinuosity — upės vingiuotumas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Upės vingių visuma. atitikmenys: angl. sinuosity; sinuosity of a river; tortuosity; tortuosity of a river vok. Buchtigkeit des Flusses, f rus. извилистость реки, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sinuosity — /sin yooh os i tee/, n., pl. sinuosities. 1. Often, sinuosities. a curve, bend, or turn: a sinuosity of the road. 2. a sinuous form or character. [1590 1600; < ML sinuositas. See SINUOUS, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • sinuosity — vingis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vingiuota linija, lanko pavidalo posūkis, lankstas (pvz., kelio vingis, upės vingis). atitikmenys: angl. bend; curve; sinuosity; zigzag vok. Krümmung, f; Kurve, f rus. зигзаг, m; изгиб …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sinuosity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1598 1. the quality or state of being sinuous 2. something that is sinuous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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