Definition of Tautness

1. Noun. The physical condition of being stretched or strained. "He could feel the tenseness of her body"

Exact synonyms: Tenseness, Tension, Tensity
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Tone, Tonicity, Tonus
Derivative terms: Taut, Tense, Tense, Tense, Tense



2. Noun. Lack of movement or room for movement.
Exact synonyms: Tightness
Generic synonyms: Immovability, Immovableness
Derivative terms: Taut, Tight
Antonyms: Looseness

Definition of Tautness

1. Noun. the property of being taut ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tautness

1. the state of being taut [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tautness

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Literary usage of Tautness

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1. NBS Special Publication (1921)
"... Measuring tautness of Airplane Wires and Cables In an attempt to reduce the weight of airplanes to an absolute minimum the factors of safety employed in ..."

2. War Work of the Bureau of Standards: April 1, 1921 by United States Bureau of Standards (1921)
"AIRCRAFT (MISCELLANEOUS) Instruments for Measuring tautness of Airplane Wires and Cables In an attempt to reduce the weight of airplanes to an absolute ..."

3. NBS Special Publication (1919)
"tautness. As a result of the study of the behavior of wing fabrics under flight, a tautness meter was designed at this Bureau to investigate ..."

4. The Curtiss Standard JN4-B Military Tractor Hand Book,1917 by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation (1917)
"... have the same degree of tautness. The elevators will then be neutral for this position of the bridge. 15. GENERAL All connections having now been made, ..."

5. Aircraft and Automobile Materials of Construction by Arthur William Judge (1921)
"tautness is the greater, the more rapid the evaporation of the solvent; methyl acetate, methyl formate, and acetone in abundance in the solvent all lead to ..."

6. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1919)
"The term shrinkage has been applied to refer to fabric tautness and leads to ... The fabric tautness is dependent largely upon the support which the fabric ..."

7. The Essence of Hayek by Friedrich August Hayek, Chiaki Nishiyama (1984)
"Fourth, continued plan tautness forces the firm to give all its attention to short-run performance and, by the same token, discourages managers from ..."

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