Rigour



noun, Chiefly British.
1.
rigor.
noun
1.
strictness, severity, or harshness, as in dealing with people.
2.
the full or extreme severity of laws, rules, etc.
3.
severity of living conditions; hardship; austerity:
the rigor of wartime existence.
4.
a severe or harsh act, circumstance, etc.
5.
scrupulous or inflexible accuracy or adherence:
the logical rigor of mathematics.
6.
severity of weather or climate or an instance of this:
the rigors of winter.
7.
Pathology. a sudden coldness, as that preceding certain fevers; chill.
8.
Physiology. a state of rigidity in muscle tissues during which they are unable to respond to stimuli due to the coagulation of muscle protein.
9.
Obsolete. stiffness or rigidity.
noun
1.
harsh but just treatment or action
2.
a severe or cruel circumstance; hardship: the rigours of famine
3.
strictness, harshness, or severity of character
4.
strictness in judgment or conduct; rigorism
5.
(maths, logic) logical validity or accuracy
6.
(obsolete) rigidity
noun
1.
(med) a sudden feeling of chilliness, often accompanied by shivering: it sometimes precedes a fever
2.
(pathol) (ˈrɪɡə). rigidity of a muscle; muscular cramp
3.
a state of rigidity assumed by some animals in reaction to sudden shock
4.
the inertia assumed by some plants in conditions unfavourable to growth

rigor rig·or (rĭg’ər)
n.

See rigidity.

Shivering or trembling, as caused by a chill.

A state of rigidity in living tissues or organs that prevents response to stimuli.

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