tensegrity

/ten seg"ri tee/, n. Archit.
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.
adj.
2. noting any of a series of structures developed by R. Buckminster Fuller that embody this property.
[TENS(ION) + (INT)EGRITY]

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