Definitions for erectness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•rectɪˈrɛkt(adj.)

  1. upright and straight in position or posture:

    to sit erect.

  2. raised or directed upward or outward:

    a dog with ears erect.

  3. (of an organ or part) in a state of physiological erection.

  4. (of a plant part) vertical throughout:

    an erect stem.

    Category: Botany

  5. Optics. (of an image) having the same position as the object; not inverted.

    Category: Optics

  6. (v.t.)to build; construct; raise.

    Category: Building Trades

  7. to raise and set in an upright or vertical position.

  8. to set up or establish, as a system or an institution; found.

  9. to bring about; cause to come into existence:

    to erect barriers to progress.

  10. Geom. to draw or construct (a line or figure) upon a given line, base, or the like.

    Category: Math

  11. Optics. to change (an inverted image) to the normal position.

    Category: Optics

  12. (v.i.)to become erect; stand up or out.

Origin of erect:

1350–1400; ME < L ērēctus, ptp. of ērigere to raise, elevate

e•rect′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. erectness, uprightness(noun)

    the property of being upright in posture

  2. verticality, verticalness, erectness, uprightness(noun)

    position at right angles to the horizon

Wiktionary

  1. erectness(Noun)

    The state of being erect, or of having an erect posture

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erectness(noun)

    uprightness of posture or form


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