• WordNet 3.6
    • n ruggedization the act of making a piece of equipment rugged (strengthening to resist wear or abuse)
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In literature:

Here the great mountain peaks were quite lost in the clouds, and the ruggedness of the scenery was grand in the extreme.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
Never mind the steepness and ruggedness of the way.
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
I wonder what they in their ruggedness would win?
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Against evergreens it shows its ruggedness specially well.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
Though its style has something of the barbaric about it, yet it is chiefly so on account of its ruggedness, vastness and stern grandeur.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886" by Various
The absence of air and of water from the moon explains the sublime ruggedness of the lunar scenery.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
It was Switzerland without its ruggedness.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
Similar in kind to the Yosemite National Park, Roosevelt is far ruggeder and more masterful.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
Before them the land swept down in jagged ruggedness to a valley far below, where a stream flashed in the noonday sun.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
Swiftly maturing as she had done, out of the ruggedness of her early years, she was still young in Sandy's eyes.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
How verdant and mossy, and superb in their ruggedness!
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 6 June 1848" by Various
But her ruggedness was never the result of carelessness.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
Beware what precedes the decay of the ruggedness of states and men.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
She merely had not the ruggedness, the resistance, needed to go on living among the rough winds of this world.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
It was blazing hot, but in spite of that, and the ruggedness of the track, I was walking my fastest.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
The ruggedness of old Men-ah-quesk has in a great measure disappeared; valleys have been filled and hills cut down.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
The ruggedness of feature which marks out the race among Polynesians is the Italian ruggedness.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
His powerfully built shoulders and the rhythm of his muscles lent a grace to his entire body, despite its ruggedness.
"The Blower of Bubbles" by Arthur Beverley Baxter
Many particular demons man conquered as he progressively carried order amid the ruggedness and wildness of his planet.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
The landscape was wild and romantic, but had none of that stern ruggedness which he expected to behold on the Cornish Border.
"Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

In poetry:

A highway white with dust that winds amid
An undulating stretch of breezy down,
Whose ruggedness by spreading ferns is hid—
Four miles from any town.
"Four Miles From Any Town" by David Gow

In news:

Corporate giants such as Samsung have worked on wearable camcorders for years, but GoPro's devices, which cost $180 to $300, stand out for image and sound quality, ease of use, and ruggedness.
Named in recognition of the of mountainous Utah region that plays host to the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari, the newest addition to the Wrangler lineup aims to bridge the gap between Rubicon ruggedness and Sahara style.
How to ruggedize an embedded control system.
Intel Classmate PCs Gain New Atom Chips, Increased Ruggedness .
Many medical environments and applications require shielded patient cables with low signal loss and ruggedized construction.
Trimble's Ruggedized Juno Takes GIS on a Field Trip .
RCS5510FW provides users with ruggedness, reliability.
Trimble's Ruggedized Juno Takes GIS on a Field Trip.
The ruggedized EcoXpower comes with a universal mount that attaches to most standard and oversized bike hubs and a handlebar-mounted, water-resistant smartphone/GPS case.
The ruggedized Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Pro ($129.95, 3 stars) has a single high-powered USB port, but slightly smaller 6000mAh battery to the Iogear's 6,600mAh battery.
Construction sites, mechanic's shop, lumber yard, hospital, battlefield: these are a few of the locations that call for so-called ruggedized mobile computing solutions.
Portland's PacStar wins $1.3 million defense contract for ruggedized radio systems.
M/A-COM (Tyco Electronics) has launched a line of ruggedized RFID antennas for use in baler and compactor applications.
The Weakest Link Most hunters trust the ruggedness of their rifles and scopes -to a point.
If you've ever dropped your camera down a scree slope, dunked one in a stream, or collected a graveyard of crushed and broken ones, you'll appreciate the ruggedness of the Olympus Stylus 1030 SW.

In science:

The analysis of the present simulation suggests that the small effective diffusion coefficient does not originate from local internal friction or longitudinal ruggedness that can still be modeled in an otherwise Gaussian formalism.
Non-Gaussian dynamics from a simulation of a short peptide: Loop closure rates and effective diffusion coefficients
The only area that promise to continue to separate the two cluster worlds is the general need for ruggedized packaging for many embedded clusters.
Cluster Computing White Paper
In the following, we want to study the properties of landscapes with varying degrees of ruggedness and describe the behaviour of adaptive walks in these landscapes.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
The ruggedness of the landscape needs to be studied.
Glassy Random Matrix Models
We again see that the profiles agree well with the analytic solution outside the horizon, oblivious to the ruggedness of profiles in the black hole interior.
Relativistic magnetohydrodynamics in dynamical spacetimes: A new AMR implementation
There are two possible reasons for this reduced parameter identifiability: either GaA cannot find the globally optimal region of parameter space due to high ruggedness and noise in the objective function, or the non-linearity of the aggregation network modulates the kinetics in a non-trivial way [39, 10].
Global parameter identification of stochastic reaction networks from single trajectories
E is the environmental pressure, R is the resistance to evolution or ruggedness of the fitness landscape, M ′ is the rate of change of modularity, and p0 is the initial value of environmental pressure for which the system had been in steady state.
The Emergence of Modularity in Biological Systems
The theory reviewed here explains how environmental pressure, horizontal gene transfer rate, and ruggedness of the fitness landscape promote the emergence of modularity.
The Emergence of Modularity in Biological Systems
The false minima cause the artificial ruggedness of the energy landscape.
The ruggedness of protein-protein energy landscape and the cutoff for 1/r^n potentials
The notion of energy or fitness landscapes, incorporating a fitness or score to each element in a configuration and then exploring the ruggedness of the subsequent landscape, arose in evolutionary biology, see , and for a nice survey, see .
Energy Landscape for large average submatrix detection problems in Gaussian random matrices