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rigid

(rĭ′jĭd) [L. rigidus]
Stiff, hard, unyielding.
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The complexity and uncertainty characteristic of conservation programs should not preclude or rigidify conservation actions.
In Ruby, the attempt to retain an ideal of purity and righteousness, to repeat the past without change, creates the greatest changes of all: Communal spirit shifts to individual acquisitiveness, old interpretations and memories are authorized to squelch dialogue and dissent, and values rigidify into repressive dogma.
It could also, according to Mortimer (1985), polarize viewpoints, rigidify tactical positions, delay resolutions of dispute, politicize faculty and students, and induce resentment, slowdowns, and boycotts in an effort to influence negotiations.
Is this fixity the rigor mortis that will soon rigidify Lenin's body and, with it, the body politic?
Below we describe how these concepts became linked, the inconsistencies in the interpretations given to the terms emancipation and traditional African values by both Emancipationists and Traditionalists, and how defining liberation as the rejection of western values serves to rigidify interpretations of appropriate gender relations in Zimbabwe.
First, a federal statute on an issue does tend to rigidify a policy for a large number of years.
Without diversity, civilization will rigidify itself to death -- certainly to the death of the spirit.
Until those experiments were completed, "I was not sure that the bubble wouldn't rigidify more," Liger-Belair says.
I know that comes naturally to some people; but too many executives are so afraid of error that they rigidify their organization with checks and counterchecks, discourage innovation, and, in the end, so structure themselves that they will miss the kind of offbeat opportunity that can send a company skyrocketing.
Codes, for all their universalist pretensions, only rigidify the priorities of particular historical moments.
Instead of searching for a conception that would render both ethics and law more flexible, or questioning the conditions which drive them apart and rigidify them, Borowitz imports the Kantian categorical morality into Judaism; that same morality which has itself been fundamentally questioned by philosophical and political modernity, and which displays the qualities of absoluteness, unconditionality, formality and imperativeness, which he otherwise deplores in the idea of Halacha.
Field tests with early purchasers have shown a need to rigidify some of the meter's internal parts to accommodate rough handling during shipment.