Definition of ruggedness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrʌɡɪdnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌɡɪdnəs//
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  1. 1the quality in landscape of not being level or smooth or of having rocks rather than plants or trees the ruggedness of the Cumbrian landscape
  2. 2(approving) the quality in a man of having strong, attractive features his manly ruggedness
  3. 3the quality in equipment or clothing of being strong and designed to be used in difficult conditions the aircraft's ruggedness and reliability