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The title pretty a lot states it all. Is tright here a more eloquent word for a zigzag?

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Allow me to clarify, I"m referring to the form of a zigzag, a picture is attached below.

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These objects resemble a triangle wave (not a sawtooth as others have suggested).

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The other point it reminds me of is pinking, although that commonly explains a zig-zag edge on a piece of cloth. This product has been pinked:

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In what means is "zig-zag" not eloquent enough for your purposes? (I"d argue that a solitary word can not be eloquent or non-eloquent, yet that"s a different subject.)

The the majority of technological term for the zig-zag pattern in your pictures is triangle waveform. This is more than likely as well technological for the majority of objectives, though.

Informally at least, sawtooth deserve to be provided as a loosened synonym, yet that word actually refers to a various shape — ideal triangles rather of isosceles triangles:

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In heraldry, a zigzag edge treatment is dubbed indented and/or dancetty.

A more basic term is jagged, however that carries connotations of unevenness.

There"s additionally pinked, from pinking shears. This only applies to a zigzag therapy of a solitary edge, though, not the strips in your pictures.


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For the steel inlay strips in your instance photograph, zigzag is probably the finest word. If there were many type of identical strips inlayed in parallel (and also "in phase", so to speak) you might acquire ameans through calling the all at once impact a herringbone, but that word is finest used to a 90° zigzag developed by butting rectangular shapes (as below):

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or a comparable pattern wcooktop right into fabric (as opposed to printed). It would be the resemblance to a herringbone tweed that renders the term correct for parallel inlays.

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If it"s incredibly consistent, it"s a sawtooth. If it"s wavy and intended as an obstacle course, it"s a slalom. What"s your context?


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The the majority of elegant word I can think of is "different." But "sawtooth" and "jag" appear correct, if less elegant.


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