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A taut object is one under tension.

Taut is also a surname, and may refer to:

  • Bruno Taut (1880-1938), prolific German architect, urban planner and author
  • Max Taut (1884-1967), German architect

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010
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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Etymology

Middle English past participle of tow

Pronunciation

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Adjective

taut (comparative more taut, superlative most taut)

Positive
taut

Comparative
more taut

Superlative
most taut

  1. Tight; under tension, as in a rope or bow string.
  2. Experiencing stress or anxiety.
    • 1989 Faye Kellerman, The Quality of Mercy
      His outward appearance was calm, but inside he was very taut.
  3. Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled.
    • 2007 Milton C. Sernett, Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory and History
      Quick action and dialogue create a taut story, although it is illustration that shapes the characters.

Translations

Derived terms

Synonyms

tense


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