Tensegrity



noun, Architecture.
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.
adjective
2.
noting any of a series of structures developed by R. Buckminster Fuller that embody this property.

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