ruggedness

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rugged +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

ruggedness (countable and uncountable, plural ruggednesses)

  1. The state of being rugged, or degree to which something is rugged. [from 16th c.]
  2. A rugged or irregular feature. [from 17th c.]
    • 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographia, I:
      The surface of which […] could not nevertheless hide a multitude of holes and scratches and ruggednesses from being discover'd by the Microscope to invest it […].

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