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Definition of the noun roughness
What does roughness mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: roughnesses
- a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonym of roughness: raggedness
- antonym of roughness: smoothness
- more generic word: texture = the feel of a surface or a fabric
- more specific words:
- scaliness = the property of being scaly
- coarseness / tweediness / nubbiness = looseness or roughness in texture
- burl / knot / slub = soft lump or unevenness in a yarn
- abrasiveness / scratchiness / harshness = the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
- granularity / coarseness / graininess = the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
- shagginess = roughness of nap produced by long woolly hairs
- bumpiness = the texture of a surface that has many bumps
- bristliness / prickliness / thorniness / spininess = the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines
- the quality of being harsh or rough or grating to the senses
- an unpolished unrefined quality
- used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
- rowdy behavior
- the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
- harsh or severe speech or behavior
Alternative definition of the noun roughness
- The property of being rough, coarseness.
Roughness: The perceived roughness of a sound is simply how rough it sounds. Roughness is studied by examining how textures are perceived and encoded by an individual's somatosensory system. In an experiment to measure and compare the roughness of different sounds, listeners are presented with different sounds and asked to rate their roughness, for example on a rating scale. Recent research has displayed that there are two different codes, at least, for roughness: a vibrotactile code used for fine surfaces, and a spatial code used for coarse to medium surfaces.
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Encyclopedia of Agrophysics (2011)
by Jan Gliński, Józef Horabik, Jerzy Lipiec
For soils, surface roughness is the shape of a surface when the topographic slope has been removed. Introduction Roughness is the second most obvious feature of the soil surface after its color.
Rendering with mental ray® (2013)
by Thomas Driemeyer
roughness is the average microfacet slope of the surface.
by Darrell Jackson, Michael Richardson
An important consequence following from power-law behavior is that RMS roughness is a scale-dependent parameter, in spite of its widespread use in quantifying roughness. As noted above, the mean-square roughness is the integral of the ...
Road roughness is a phenomenon that results from the interaction of the road surface profile and any vehicle that travel over that surface.
In other words roughness is the distortion to ride quality weather the pavement is paved or unpaved.
23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing by Américo Azevedo
Surface roughness is a result of the cutting parameters such as: cutting speed, feed per tooth and the axial depth of cut, also the tool's geometry,
by David J. Whitehouse
General— rouGhness review Surface roughness is that part of the irregularities on a surface left after manufacture which are held to be inherent in the material removal process ...
by El-Saba, Muhammad
The charge-carrier collision with surface roughness is an important mechanism in field effect devices, like MOSFET (MetalOxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor). It is also important in low-dimensional semiconductor structures and ...
Surface roughness is an universal phenomenon of all interfaces. Surface roughness is becoming increasingly important for applications in many fields. In recent years the demands for higher efficiency, lower friction, finer tolerance levels, ...
The Profession of Forensic Science by Keith Inman, Norah Rudin
Boundary roughness is a natural consequence of breaking one surface into two, and these new surfaces are closely, but not completely, complementary. At the moment of division the separated fragments commence to change and become ...
Undoubtedly, the interaction between particles and bed roughness is an important factor but beyond the scope of this ...
October 25-27, 2010, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA
Actually, the roughness is a key parameter for the ...
Theory and Design, Second Edition by Robert W. Bruce
Conventionally, the term roughness refers to the finest scales of the geometry of the surface of an object. This surface geometry is often called the topography. The largest scales of an object generally describe its form. Form can comprise ...
According to news reporting originating in Lublin, Poland, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “Protein surface roughness is a structural property associated with ligand-protein and protein-protein binding interfaces. In this work we apply ...
by Panagiotis D. Christofides, Antonios Armaou, Yiming Lou, Amit Varshney
Real-Time Estimation Surface roughness is a property of interest ...
by Nikolaos A Vainos
Thus, residual significant surface roughness is a major issue for optical applications of laser-ablated materials. Nevertheless, laser-ablation methods in combination with suitable processing schemes are used for precise etching of fused silica ...
by Enrico Gnecco, Ernst Meyer
Experimental, theoretical and numerical studies have shown that surface roughness is a key determining factor for friction. Roughness being present at all length scales S.B. Ramisetti University of Edinburgh, Sanderson Building, Edinburgh, ...
Tailoring Surfaces (2011)
Modifying Surface Composition and Structure for Applications in Tribology, Biology and Catalysis by Nicholas D. Spencer
Roughness characterization Commentary Roughness is a concept that we think we all understand, but it is notoriously difficult to describe in a quantitative way. We have found that a very valuable approach is to take the Fourier transform of ...
Encyclopedia of Tribology (1990)
by C. Kajdas, E. Wilusz, S. Harvey
SURFACE ROUGHNESS SURFACE RESINS Complex mixtures of compounds formed during friction from aromatic and saturated hydrocarbons. See also: FRICTION RESINS. - formation mechanism of surface resins [l737]. SURFACE ...
by David S. G. Thomas, Andrew S. Goudie
roughness As a fluid moves over a surface (e.g. water over a river bed or wind over the earth's surface) it is retarded by friction at its base. The amount of friction at the interface between surface and fluid ...
Dictionary of Converting (2012)
by M. R. Chamberlain, J. F. Bowler
As appliedto paper and calender roll surfaces, roughness is an estimate or measure of thedeviation ofthe shapeofthe surfaces fromflatness, inwhich the dimensions of the deviations tobe included are selectedby experienceso that theyare ...
by Muhammad Rashid Usman
Absolute surface roughness: Also known as simply surface roughness. The surface finishing of the commercial pipes is not smooth and tiny peaks or crests are always present at the surface. The average height of these crests is considered as ...
Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films by C. R. Brundle, Charles A. Evans, Shaun Wilson
STEVIE Contents • Introduction • Measurement Techniques • Roughness Formed by Sputtering • Impact on Depth Profiling Introduction A surface property that has a ...
by David Crolla
com Lay Roughness Texture = waviness + roughness Surface shape is exaggerated Waviness For example, during the 1980s, a typical cylinder head-and-block surface roughness was between 1.5 and 3 μm, whereas a typical ...
by Vijay P. Singh, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya
BED ROUGHNESS Vijay Kumar National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India Bed roughness develops due to stream surface relief at ...
by Robert Splinter
of the fluid, while the surface roughness introduces additional restrictive influences. The surface ...
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- Roughness Meaning
Video shows what roughness means. The property of being rough, coarseness.. Roughness Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...
- A multi-state description of roughness effects in turbulent pipe flow
Video abstract for the article 'A multi-state description of roughness effects in turbulent pipe flow' by Zhen-Su She, You Wu, Xi Chen and Fazle Hussain (Zhen-Su ...
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Scrabble value of R1O1U1G2H4N1E1S1S1
The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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