tensegrity: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ten-seg'ri-tē), [key]
— n. Archit.
  1. the property of skeleton structures that employ continuous tension members and discontinuous compression members in such a way that each member operates with the maximum efficiency and economy.
  1. noting any of a series of structures developed by R. Buckminster Fuller that embody this property.
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