Meaning of “rigid” in the English Dictionary

"rigid" in British English

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rigidadjective

uk /ˈrɪdʒ.ɪd/ us /ˈrɪdʒ.ɪd/
rigidity
noun [ U ] uk /rɪˈdʒɪd.ə.ti/ us /rɪˈdʒɪd.ə.t̬i/

Cables lack the rigidity of wires.

(Definition of “rigid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rigid" in American English

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rigidadjective

us /ˈrɪdʒ·ɪd/

rigid adjective (NOT VARYING)

not permitting any change:

rigid rules of behavior
I keep to a rigid schedule.

rigid adjective (STIFF)

not able to be bent:

rigid plastic

(Definition of “rigid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)