a remark or comment, especially an adverse criticism:
The reviewer made several strictures upon the author’s style.
an abnormal contraction of any passage or duct of the body.
Phonetics. a constriction of airflow in the vocal tract in the production of speech.
Archaic. the act of enclosing or binding tightly.
a severe criticism; censure
(pathol) an abnormal constriction of a tubular organ, structure, or part
stricture stric·ture (strĭk’chər)
A circumscribed narrowing of a hollow structure.
stricturotomy stric·tur·ot·o·my (strĭk’chə-rŏt’ə-mē) n. Surgical opening or division of a stricture.
verb (used without object), strode, stridden [strid-n] /ˈstrɪd n/ (Show IPA), striding. 1. to walk with long steps, as with vigor, haste, impatience, or arrogance. 2. to take a long step: to stride across a puddle. 3. to straddle. verb (used with object), strode, stridden [strid-n] /ˈstrɪd n/ (Show IPA), striding. 4. to walk with […]
/str:’d*d/ (scientific computing) Said of a sequence of memory reads and writes to addresses, each of which is separated from the last by a constant interval called “the stride length”, or just “the stride”. These can be a worst-case access pattern for cache schemes when the stride length is a multiple of the cache line […]
adjective 1. making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges. 2. having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings. 3. Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates. adjective 1. (of a […]