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Strength vs. Stiffness

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Strengthnoun

The quality or degree of being strong.

‘It requires great strength to lift heavy objects.’;

Stiffnessnoun

Rigidity or a measure of rigidity.

Strengthnoun

The intensity of a force or power; potency.

‘He had the strength of ten men.’;

Stiffnessnoun

Inflexibility or a measure of inflexibility.

Strengthnoun

The strongest part of something; that on which confidence or reliance is based.

Stiffnessnoun

Inelegance; a lack of relaxedness.

‘His stiffness hampered the conversation.’;

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Strengthnoun

A positive attribute.

‘We all have our own strengths and weaknesses.’;

Stiffnessnoun

Muscular tension due to unaccustomed or excessive exercise or work; soreness.

Strengthnoun

(obsolete) Armed force, body of troops.

Stiffnessnoun

The quality or state of being stiff; as, the stiffness of cloth or of paste; stiffness of manner; stiffness of character.

‘The vices of old age have the stiffness of it too.’;

Strengthnoun

(obsolete) A strong place; a stronghold.

Stiffnessnoun

the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend

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Strengthverb

(obsolete) To give strength to; to strengthen.

Stiffnessnoun

the property of moving with pain or difficulty;

‘he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck’;

Strengthnoun

The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.

‘All his [Samson's] strength in his hairs were.’; ‘Thou must outliveThy youth, thy strength, thy beauty.’;

Stiffnessnoun

the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)

Strengthnoun

Power to resist force; solidity or toughness; the quality of bodies by which they endure the application of force without breaking or yielding; - in this sense opposed to frangibility; as, the strength of a bone, of a beam, of a wall, a rope, and the like.

Stiffnessnoun

excessive sternness;

‘severity of character’; ‘the harshness of his punishment was inhuman’; ‘the rigors of boot camp’;

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Strengthnoun

Power of resisting attacks; impregnability.

Stiffnessnoun

inability to move easily and without pain

‘stretching exercises ease stiffness in the legs’; ‘headache and neck stiffness’;

Strengthnoun

That quality which tends to secure results; effective power in an institution or enactment; security; validity; legal or moral force; logical conclusiveness; as, the strength of social or legal obligations; the strength of law; the strength of public opinion; strength of evidence; strength of argument.

Stiffnessnoun

the quality of being firm and difficult to bend or move

‘the stiffness of the cotton’; ‘the stiffness of a boot affects the mobility of the foot’;

Strengthnoun

One who, or that which, is regarded as embodying or affording force, strength, or firmness; that on which confidence or reliance is based; support; security.

‘God is our refuge and strength.’; ‘What they boded would be a mischief to us, you are providing shall be one of our principal strengths.’; ‘Certainly there is not a greater strength against temptation.’;

Stiffnessnoun

the quality of not being relaxed or friendly

‘one flaw is the scholarly stiffness of the academics’; ‘there is none of the stiffness of formal restaurants’;

Strengthnoun

Force as measured; amount, numbers, or power of any body, as of an army, a navy, and the like; as, what is the strength of the enemy by land, or by sea?

Stiffnessnoun

the quality of being severe or strong

‘no mean feat given the stiffness of the competition’;

Strengthnoun

Vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; - said of literary work.

‘And praise the easy vigor of a lifeWhere Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join.’;

Stiffness

Stiffness is the extent to which an object resists deformation in response to an applied force.The complementary concept is flexibility or pliability: the more flexible an object is, the less stiff it is.

Strengthnoun

Intensity; - said of light or color.

‘Bright Phœbus in his strength.’;

Strengthnoun

Intensity or degree of the distinguishing and essential element; spirit; virtue; excellence; - said of liquors, solutions, etc.; as, the strength of wine or of acids.

Strengthnoun

A strong place; a stronghold.

Strengthverb

To strengthen.

Strengthnoun

the property of being physically or mentally strong;

‘fatigue sapped his strength’;

Strengthnoun

capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war;

‘we faced an army of great strength’; ‘politicians have neglected our military posture’;

Strengthnoun

physical energy or intensity;

‘he hit with all the force he could muster’; ‘it was destroyed by the strength of the gale’; ‘a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man’;

Strengthnoun

an asset of special worth or utility;

‘cooking is his forte’;

Strengthnoun

the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty;

‘the strength of his argument settled the matter’;

Strengthnoun

the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation);

‘he adjusted the intensity of the sound’; ‘they measured the station's signal strength’;

Strengthnoun

capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects;

‘the toxin's potency’; ‘the strength of the drinks’;

Strengthnoun

the condition of financial success;

‘the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks’;

Strengthnoun

permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force;

‘they advertised the durability of their products’;

Strengthnoun

the quality or state of being physically strong

‘cycling can help you build up your strength’;

Strengthnoun

the influence or power possessed by a person, organization, or country

‘the political and military strength of European governments’;

Strengthnoun

the degree of intensity of a feeling or belief

‘street protests demonstrated the strength of feeling against the president’;

Strengthnoun

the extent to which an argument or case is sound or convincing

‘the strength of the argument for property taxation’;

Strengthnoun

the potency, intensity, or speed of a force or natural agency

‘the wind had markedly increased in strength’;

Strengthnoun

the potential of a hand to win tricks, arising from the number and type of high cards it contains.

Strengthnoun

the capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure

‘they were taking no chances with the strength of the retaining wall’;

Strengthnoun

the emotional or mental qualities necessary in dealing with difficult or distressing situations

‘it takes strength of character to admit one needs help’; ‘many people find strength in religion’;

Strengthnoun

the potency or degree of concentration of a drug, chemical, or drink

‘the solution comes in two strengths’; ‘it's double the strength of your average beer’;

Strengthnoun

a good or beneficial quality or attribute of a person or thing

‘the strengths and weaknesses of their sales and marketing operation’; ‘his strength was his obsessive single-mindedness’;

Strengthnoun

a person or thing perceived as a source of mental or emotional support

‘he was my closest friend, my strength and shield’;

Strengthnoun

the number of people comprising a group, typically a team or army

‘the peacetime strength of the army was 415,000’;

Strengthnoun

a number of people required to make such a group complete

‘we are now more than 100 officers below strength’; ‘City were under strength, yet put up a creditable performance’; ‘some units will be maintained at full strength while others will rely on reserves’; ‘an under-strength side’;

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