A special geometries structure that is combined as herring bones from laminates or from anisotropic initial phases. These structures disperse the direction of anisotropy, and the result is either isotropic mixtures or in mixtures with lower anisotropy rate.

The Zigzag structure may model the natural high order laminate structures. These structures helped to solve several optimization problems. The zigzag structures are known to have:

Zig"zag` (?), n. [F. zigzag, G. zickzack, from zacke, zacken, a dentil, tooth. Cf. Tack a small nail.]


Something that has short turns or angles.

The fanatics going straight forward and openly, the politicians by the surer mode of zigzag. Burke.

2. Arch.

A molding running in a zigzag line; a chevron, or series of chevrons. See Illust. of Chevron, 3.

3. Fort.

See Boyau.


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Zig"zag` (?), a.

Having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an onward course.


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Zig"zag`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Zigzagged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Zigzagging.]

To form with short turns.


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Zig"zag`, v. i.

To move in a zigzag manner; also, to have a zigzag shape.

R. Browning.


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