Tensegrity, Etymology

Read here about the etymology of tensegrity and its related terms. We discuss here the history of its associated words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time.

Tensegrity as Coined By Fuller

Fuller coined the word as a portmanteau of tensional integrity.

Tensegrity in Languages Other than English

See the pages on the individual languages:

Other etymological issues

There is some controversy over the term mast for a tensegrity tower: see mast.

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