rigidity

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Relative stiffness of a material that allows it to resist bending, stretching, twisting or other deformation under a load. It is function of the material's modulus of elasticity (see Young's modulus) and shape.

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You should always know the rigidity of a project so you can figure out if you can tweak the plan if you need to.
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The material had a lot of rigidity and it was hard for us to work with it, so we just gave up and left it.
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The rigidity of the new material allowed for a sturdier base in its role in building our new green deck.
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