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The social system grows rigid but the productive forces continue to expand, and conflict ensues between the forces of production and the social conditions of production.
Earl Browder

Meaning of "rigid" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RIGID

From Latin rigidus, from rigēre to be stiff.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RIGID

rigid  [ˈrɪdʒɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RIGID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rigid can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES RIGID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of rigid in the English dictionary

The first definition of rigid in the dictionary is not bending; physically inflexible or stiff. Other definition of rigid is unbending; rigorously strict; severe. Rigid is also completely or excessively.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RIGID


aged
ˈeɪdʒɪd
algid
ˈældʒɪd
Brigid
ˈbrɪdʒɪd
carangid
kəˈrændʒɪd
energid
ˈɛnədʒɪd
frigid
ˈfrɪdʒɪd
fulgid
ˈfʌldʒɪd
masjid
ˈmʌsdʒɪd
musjid
ˈmʌsdʒɪd
nonrigid
nɒnˈrɪdʒɪd
overrigid
ˌəʊvəˈrɪdʒɪd
phalangid
fəˈlændʒɪd
semirigid
ˌsɛmɪˈrɪdʒɪd
solpugid
sɒlˈpjuːdʒɪd
sphingid
ˈsfɪndʒɪd
synergid
ˈsɪnədʒɪd
turgid
ˈtɜːdʒɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RIGID

righto
rights
rights issue
rights of way
rightsize
rightsizing
rightward
rightwards
righty
righty ho
Rigi
rigid designator
rigidification
rigidified
rigidifies
rigidify
rigidity
rigidize
rigidly
rigidness

WORDS THAT END LIKE RIGID

acid
aid
android
avoid
bid
David
did
gid
grid
id
kid
liquid
Madrid
mid
paid
pongid
rapid
said
Saint Brigid
solid

Synonyms and antonyms of rigid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RIGID»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rigid» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rigid

Translation of «rigid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RIGID

Find out the translation of rigid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rigid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rigid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 僵死的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rígido
570 millions of speakers

English

rigid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कठोर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جامدة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жесткая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rígido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনমনীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

strict
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tegar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

starr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

厳格な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

경직된
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kaku
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cứng nhắc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திடமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कठोर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

katı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rigido
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sztywny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жорстка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rigid
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άκαμπτο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

styf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

styv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rigid
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rigid

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RIGID»

The term «rigid» is very widely used and occupies the 13.054 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RIGID» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rigid

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10 QUOTES WITH «RIGID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rigid.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Perhaps it is time to debate culture. The common story is that in 'real' African culture, before it was tainted by the West, gender roles were rigid and women were contentedly oppressed.
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Christopher Alexander
But in practice master plans fail - because they create totalitarian order, not organic order. They are too rigid; they cannot easily adapt to the natural and unpredictable changes that inevitably arise in the life of a community.
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Jeanine Basinger
Everyone will tell you how rigid I am, but a teacher has to be flexible. You can't cut the student to your cloth; you have to cut yourself to theirs.
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Hans Bender
Free yourself from the rigid conduct of tradition and open yourself to the new forms of probability.
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Malcolm Bradbury
I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.
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Eileen Brennan
People who are mean or unkind or rigid - think about it - cannot laugh at themselves.
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Eileen Brennan
People who are mean or unkind or rigid - think about it - cannot laugh at themselves. If we can't laugh at ourselves and the human condition, we're going to be mean.
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Earl Browder
The social system grows rigid but the productive forces continue to expand, and conflict ensues between the forces of production and the social conditions of production.
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Dan Butler
There are so many different camps about what being gay means. The danger comes when each one is so rigid that it sees itself as the true picture.
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Claire Cameron
I'm very rigid about my schedule. I sit down at 8 A.M., and the Internet blocker goes on. My standard time is 120 minutes. I'm a compulsive writer, so it reminds me to stop writing... If I write more than that, I turn into an ogre for my kids.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RIGID»

Discover the use of rigid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rigid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Systematic Approach
This 2006 work is intended for students who want a rigorous, systematic, introduction to engineering dynamics.
Anil Rao, 2006
2
Semi-rigid Joints in Structural Steelwork
Definition of semi-rigid steel structural connections, classification and influence to the structural response of sway and non-sway steel frames.
Miklos Ivanyi, C. C. Baniotopoulos, 2000
3
Rigid Analytic Geometry and Its Applications
With its concise, self-contained exposition and many examples and exercises, this book will be useful to graduate students and researchers as an introductory course text, self-study volume, or reference.
Jean Fresnel, Marius van der Put, 2004
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Rigid Body Dynamics of Mechanisms 2: 2 Applications
The second volume of Rigid Body Dynamics of Mechanisms covers applications via a systematic method for deriving model equations of planar and spatial mechanisms.
Hubert Hahn, 2003
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Rigid Local Systems
This book is devoted to constructing all (irreducible) rigid local systems on P1-{a finite set of points} and recognizing which collections of independently given local monodromies arise as the local monodromies of irreducible rigid local ...
Nicholas M. Katz, 1996
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Rigid Body Kinematics and C++ Code
Presented here is an integrated approach - perhaps the first in its class - of advanced Rigid Body Kinematics with the object-oriented C++ code that implements the rigid body objects and brings them to life.
Sergio Pissanetzky, 2005
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A Treatise on the Analytical Dynamics of Particles and Rigid ...
There can be few books on mathematical mechanics as famous as this, a work that forms a comprehensive account of all the classical results of analytical dynamics.
E. T. Whittaker, 1988
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Numerical Geometry of Non-Rigid Shapes
A gallery of colored images enhances the text. This book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers and professionals in different fields of mathematics, computer science and engineering.
Alexander M. Bronstein, Michael M. Bronstein, Ron Kimmel, 2008
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Stability Design of Semi-Rigid Frames
This book is a practical professional reference, covering analytical methods for the evaluation of connection flexibility and its influence on the stability of the entire framework.
W. F. Chen, Yoshiaki Goto, 1996
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Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving
With instructions for how to make wonderful projects and plain-weave variations, this user-friendly guide covers choosing, setting up, and weaving on a rigid heddle loom.
Betty Linn Davenport, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RIGID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rigid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bemis Co. Inc. buying rigid packaging operations in Brazil
“Emplal's rigid packaging operations are state-of-the art facilities that will complement our existing South American business. We expect this acquisition to be ... «Plastics News, Jul 15»
2
Global Rigid Transparent Plastics Market Worth $4.41 Billion by 2019
According to the new Market Research Report "Global Rigid Transparent Plastics Market by Polymer Type (Polycarbonate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polystyrene ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
3
Hopping 3-D printed robot has soft exterior, heart of metal
“We believe that bringing together soft and rigid materials will help create a new generation of fast, agile robots that are more robust and adaptable than their ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
4
Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 Prospects for …
This brand new report from visiongain [https://www.visiongain.com ] is a completely fresh market assessment of the rigid plastic packaging sector based upon the ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Rigid overhead installed in UK tunnel
UK: Furrer+Frey's Rigid Overhead Conductor Rail System has been installed in UK for the first time, to support the testing of Hitachi IEP trainsets through the 1·2 ... «Railway Gazette International, Jun 15»
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EMAS AMC awarded US$36 million rigid pipelay contract from Apache
EMAS AMC announced the award of a contract from Apache North Sea Ltd (Apache) for rigid pipelay on the Aviat field development in the UK North Sea. «ScandOil, Jun 15»
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Watchdog suggests EU take less rigid view of foreign derivatives rules
LONDON The European Union may need to be less rigid in its approach to dealing with financial rules from outside the bloc to avoid disputes with other ... «Reuters UK, May 15»
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Research and Markets: Asia-Pacific Polyether Polyols (Flexible …
The APAC polyether polyol market is also classified on the basis of different applications into flexible foam, rigid foam, and others (adhesives, sealants ... «Business Wire, May 15»
9
'Rigid' A-Levels And GCSEs Criticised By 'Exasperated' Eton Head
Little also warned that schools are now controlled by a university admissions system that focuses only on results - leaving them following a "rigid" system to ... «Huffington Post UK, May 15»
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Global and China Rigid PCB Industry Report, 2014-2015
HDI was still a main engine of growth in rigid PCB field in 2014, and is expected to maintain the momentum in 2015. As mobile phone screens become larger, ... «PR Newswire, Apr 15»

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