a) rigidity or a measure of rigidity
b) inflexibility or a measure of inflexibility

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  • stiffness — this is a general term which may be applied to materials or structures. When a force is applied to a structure, there is a displacement in the direction of the force; stiffness is the ratio of the force divided by the displacement. High stiffness …   Mechanics glossary

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  • stiffness — noun 1. the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑stiff • Hypernyms: ↑inelasticity 2. the property of moving with pain or difficulty (Freq. 1) he awoke with a painful stiffness in his… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • stiffness — standumas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Medžiagos savybė priešintis deformacijai. atitikmenys: angl. stiffness vok. Righeit, f; Starrheit, f; Steifigkeit, f rus. жесткость, f pranc. rigidité, f …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

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