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Definition of Toughness

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difficulty; intensity
Toughness Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The quality or state of being tough.
  
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toughness
\tough"ness\, n. the quality or state of being tough.
toughness
n
1. enduring strength and energy [syn: stamina, staying power]


2. the property of being big and strong [syn: huskiness, ruggedness]


3. the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking [syn: temper]


4. impressive difficulty [syn: formidability]



JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gwydnedd = n. toughness, tenacity
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. enduring strength and energy
(synonym) stamina, staying power
(hypernym) endurance
(hyponym) legs
2. the property of being big and strong
(synonym) huskiness, ruggedness
(hypernym) strength
3. the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
(synonym) temper
(hypernym) elasticity, snap
4. impressive difficulty
(synonym) formidability
(hypernym) difficulty, difficultness
Toughness Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Iron Casting Terms
Ability of a material to absorb energy without failure. May be expressed as the total area under the stress-strain curve.
Toughness Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Materials Science and Engineering Glossary of Terms
a measure of the energy absorbed before and during the fracture process; it is equal to the area under the tensile
stress-strain curve.
Toughness Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In materials science and metallurgy, toughness is the ability of a material to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing. One definition of material toughness is the amount of energy per volume that a material can absorb before rupturing. It is also defined as the resistance to fracture of a material when stressed.

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