soundness

Definitions

  • CONVOY SAILING FROM PLYMOUTH SOUND
    CONVOY SAILING FROM PLYMOUTH SOUND
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n soundness the muscle tone of healthy tissue "his muscular firmness"
    • n soundness the quality of being prudent and sensible
    • n soundness a state or condition free from damage or decay
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Additional illustrations & photos:

sleeps so soundly sleeps so soundly
"AND THEN THERE CAME A RIPPING SOUND" "AND THEN THERE CAME A RIPPING SOUND"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Girls tend to sleep more soundly than boys.
    • n Soundness The quality or state of being sound; as, the soundness of timber, of fruit, of the teeth, etc.; the soundness of reasoning or argument; soundness of faith.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: You can tell the sex of a turtle by the sound it makes, A male grunts, A female hisses.
    • n soundness The state of being sound, in any sense. Synonyms See sound, adjective
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Quotations

  • Titus Maccius Plautus
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    “He whom the Gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.”
  • Larry Bird
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    “Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”
  • Andre Gide
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    “Are you then unable to recognize unless it has the same sound as yours?”
  • Groucho Marx
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    “There is no sweeter sound than the crumbling of ones fellow man.”
  • Lady Bird Johnson
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    “The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.”
  • Adlai E. Stevenson
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    “The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.”

Idioms

Safe and sound - If you arrive safe and sound, then nothing has harmed you on your way.
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Sound as a bell - If something or someone is as sound as a bell, they are very healthy or in very good condition.
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Sound as a pound - (UK) if something is as sound as a pound, it is very good or reliable.
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Usage

In literature:

From the place where Carette lay I could not hear a sound, not even the sound of her breathing.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
But if he thought that the sound of that sum of money had impressed her, he would learn his mistake.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
The west front or porch is yet sound and good.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
At that very moment a sound of distant music could be heard.
"Everychild" by Louis Dodge
It is sound and clean, but coloured and cut.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
I know my heart and my lungs and so on are sound enough.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
His footsteps sounded loudly in the silent camp, and they drowned out the sound he was heading for.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Suddenly the barking sounded much nearer, and Tyope moved toward the place whence the sound issued, brushing past the shrubs.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Everywhere the eye swept over a riot of color, and the ear caught a babel of sound.
"My Lady of Doubt" by Randall Parrish
The very sound of such a word caused a feeling of repulsion.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
Murray turned away as the sound of voices followed in the wake of the dogs.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
It has a sound like a magnolia.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
That last sounds as if you meant it.
"Frank Merriwell's Reward" by Burt L. Standish
The boy at the piano moved his hands over the keys without producing any sound.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
There was not the faintest sound made, save for the regular plash of the rising and falling oars.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
The sound of his wailing rang horribly once more in the ears of Mr. Twiss.
"The Four Corners of the World" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
The sound stopped at our door.
"The Courtship of Morrice Buckler" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
A wider break between two hills indicates where the sea has driven the wedge called Somes's Sound into the side of the isle.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
I slept none too soundly.
"Cardigan" by Robert W. Chambers
What at first appears to be Lyell Sound is Kempe Harbour, the Sound lies more to the left.
"Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836" by Robert FitzRoy
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In poetry:

At night a sound of singing
The vast encampment fills;
'Jerusalem! Jerusalem!'
It sweeps the nearing hills–
"Out Of Babylon" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
The boy will come no more
Although I listen and long;
The sound of his foot on the floor
Was like an old song.
"His Footstep" by Katharine Tynan

However much he counsels hem
And gives him sound advice,
Not even his own fathers word
Does he consider good.
"As I Look On" by Khoshal Khan Khattak
Voice of Infinity, sound in my heart, -
Call of the One!
Stamp there thy radiance, never to part,
O living sun.
"Bride of the Fire" by Aurobindo Ghose
He dares not enter through the trees
That veil it from his eye;
He listens for some other sound
In deep anxiety.
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte
Sound His praises, tell the story,
Of Him Who was slain;
Sound His praises, tell with gladness,
He cometh again.
"Rejoice and Be Glad!" by Horatius Bonar

In news:

Unique sound from a truly unique-looking speaker system.
Burt had just finished listening to the keynote address of the school's first symposium this year — "The Sound of Architecture" — which aimed to explore the relationship between buildings and their acoustic dimension.
Romney sounded just like Obama.
If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound.
Demo'ed some new songs, he describes one song as sounding like Soundgarden, "that sort of Seattle sound".
It's like how you can't really hear the sound of your own voice, because it sounds so different from inside (literally) your own head.
The Sound of F1 Is the Sound of Michael Fassbender.
The word "blog" has always sounded kind of gross, like the precursor sound to vomit.
Sounds like a very good time and when we read the rest of the details it sounds like a very good cause.
I heart the sound the way politicians heart the sound of their own voices.
However, the observation that dogs yawned more in response the sound of familiar yawns than to the sounds of unfamiliar yawns suggests that empathy may play a role in the contagion.
Mother, daughter killed in Pa. PTP's 'The Sound of Music': Just sound fun.
Listen to the swinging sounds of the Newark Valley High School Jazz Ensemble as they entertain you with the sounds of the Big Band Era.
I would think I finally had a handle on the Stingray 's sound, and then, the following week, it would sound better.
Beware when politicians sound like preachers and preachers start sounding like politicians—it's likely that religion is being used for political ends.
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In science:

As a consequence, if test cases are generated from the io-abstract deterministic TAIO and are sound for this TAIO, they are guaranteed to be sound for the original (io-refined) nondeterministic TAIO.
Off-line test selection with test purposes for non-deterministic timed automata
If A (cid:22) B then any sound test suite for B is also sound for A.
Off-line test selection with test purposes for non-deterministic timed automata
In the sequel, this corollary will justify our methodology: from A a non-deterministic TAIO, build a deterministic io-abstraction B of A, then any test case generated from B and sound is also sound for A.
Off-line test selection with test purposes for non-deterministic timed automata
Soundness comes from the construction of E(cid:96)Fail in T C and preservation of soundness by the approximate determinization DP of P given by Corollary 2.10.
Off-line test selection with test purposes for non-deterministic timed automata
Soundness: To prove soundness, we need to show that for any I ∈ I (A), I fails T C implies ¬(I tioco A).
Off-line test selection with test purposes for non-deterministic timed automata
For this work we consider F = c(r)2 , the squared sound speed; thus δc2/c2 is the relative squared sound-speed difference between the Sun or a test model and the reference model.
Helioseismic determination of opacity corrections
This analysis can be performed in terms of either the isothermal sound speed squared, u = P /ρ, or in terms of the adiabatic sound speed squared c2 = ∂P /∂ρ|ad = γP /ρ, as the coefficient γ = ∂ logP /∂ logρ|adiab is extremely well determined by means of the equation of state of the stellar plasma.
Helioseismology, solar models and solar neutrinos
The equation of state satisfies the causal constraint for a perfect fluid; a sound signal cannot propagate faster than the speed of light, v (ǫ) ≡ qdp/dǫ ≤ 1, which is also the appropriate expression for sound signals in General Relativity ([7, 9]). 4.
Lower Limit on Radius as a Function of Mass for Neutron Stars
When the distance between them is reduced within a critical distance 2ξ , the velocity of two vortices becomes comparable to the sound velocity, then the local Cherenkov resonance starts and the sound waves are emitted8 .
Reconnection and acoustic emission of quantized vortices in superfluid by the numerical analysis of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation
Since the sound wave propagates over the density profile of the vortex and the vortex itself moves, we may find more easily the sound wave propagation in the region where the density of the condensate is nearly homogeneous.
Reconnection and acoustic emission of quantized vortices in superfluid by the numerical analysis of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation
Although we do not know the detail of the interaction between quantized vortices and sound waves, this continuous interaction must make it easy that the sound waves are absorbed by the vortex cores, which increases Eq .
Reconnection and acoustic emission of quantized vortices in superfluid by the numerical analysis of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation
The induced density perturbations behave as sound waves with sound velocity 1/√3 in the low energy universe.
Bulk Gravitational Field and Cosmological Perturbations on the Brane
They induce the density perturbations on the brane which behave as sound waves with sound velocity 1/√3 in the low energy universe.
Bulk Gravitational Field and Cosmological Perturbations on the Brane
Another is independent of the metric perturbations (3.11) and induces the density perturbations which behave as the sound waves with the sound velocity 1/√3 at low energies.
Bulk Gravitational Field and Cosmological Perturbations on the Brane
A key point which has apparently been overlooked in prior work is that whereas all the other terms in equation (13) are of order unity or smaller, the sound speed term (kcs/aH )2 can be much larger even if the sound speed is tiny |cs | ≪ 1.
The end of unified dark matter?
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