AskDefine | Define tightness

Dictionary Definition

tightness

Noun

1 a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit [syn: stringency]
3 lack of movement or room for movement [syn: tautness] [ant: looseness]

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Etymology

Noun

  1. the quality of being tight

Extensive Definition

  • Tightness of (a collection of) measures is a concept in measure (and probability) theory in mathematics
  • Tightness of a rope indicates the rope is under tension
  • Tightness of a sealing means it is not permeable, that it seals well
  • Tightness is the art of being 'tight' - ie stingy or miserly
  • Tightness is also a cardinal function used in general topology.

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