• WordNet 3.6
    • n ropiness the property of being cohesive and sticky
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ropiness Quality of being ropy; viscosity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ropiness The state or property of being ropy, or of containing ropes; stringiness, or capability of being drawn out in a string or thread without breaking, as of glutinous substances; viscosity; adhesiveness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ropiness stringiness: viscosity
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ráp; Ice. reip, Dut. reep, Ger. reif.


In literature:

There were rows of daggers along shelves; some in sheath, others bare; one that had been hastily wiped showed a smear of ropy blood.
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
When the soap becomes thick and ropy, carry it down cellar in pails and empty it into a barrel.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
When unpacking the meat watch the brine to see that it is not ropy or moldy.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
The expressed juice was not limpid, but thick, mucilaginous and ropy.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891" by Various
The secretion is thick and ropy, and fills the entire mouth and neck of the uterus, thus preventing the entrance of the spermatozoa.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The effect is very rapid; and there appears to be no other method known, of rapidly recovering ropy wines.
"A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons" by Fredrick Accum
The milk is good and nourishing, but of a ropy consistency and a peculiar flavour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Boil it steadily, through the day, till it is ropy.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Expectoration continued the same, of tough, ropy mucus, small in quantity, and got up with difficulty from the air-passages.
"An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis" by Archibald Makellar
The fog, broken into thousands of white, ropy wreaths, was swept away upward.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough

In news:

Ed Samane is a trim, compact 43-year-old, with the ropy muscles and physical ease of a lifelong athlete.
According to several studies, coverings like these help to flatten scars -including keloids, scars with ropy tissue that grows uncontrollably over their natural boundaries.

In science:

Upper panels are for a run which includes galactic winds with a velocity of about 340 km s−1 , the central panels is for galactic winds with velocity of about 830 km s−1 and the bottom panels is for galactic winds as in the top panels, but also adding a pre–heating with an ent ropy threshold of 100 keV cm2 at z = 3.
Thermodynamical properties of the ICM from hydrodynamical simulations
We have also shown that the second quantised pre fix complexity is closely related to von Neumann ent ropy.
Second Quantized Kolmogorov Complexity
From Eq. (6), the min-ent ropy is determined by the sample point x with the maximal probability Pmax .
Ultrafast quantum random number generation based on quantum phase fluctuations
Petz, “The proper formula for relative ent ropy and its asymptotics in quantum probability,” Commun.
An Information-Spectrum Approach to Classical and Quantum Hypothesis Testing for Simple Hypotheses
Shannon entropy can be approximated by R ´enyi ent ropy or Tsallis entropy, which are both functions of the αth frequency moments and approach Shannon entropy as α → 1.
Estimating Entropy of Data Streams Using Compressed Counting