Definition of ruggedized in English:


Line breaks: rug¦ged|ized
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌgɪdʌɪzd
(also ruggedised)


chiefly North American
  • Designed or improved to be hard-wearing or shock-resistant: ruggedized computers suitable for use on the battlefield
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    • Many of our products are available with conduction cooling, conformal coating and extended temperature options and we have worked closely with customers to deliver enclosed designs for ruggedized applications.
    • However, the consortium neglected to invite hard drive vendors, who had no interest in reducing their margins even further to design ruggedized external drives.
    • The ruggedised system is designed for harsh defence force environments.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • A system that scores low in ruggedization has sensitive components with maintenance procedures that are difficult to conduct in a field environment.
  • The ruggedisation includes splash-proofing and drop-testing and the PDAs are particularly useful for in-store, on-the-road, factory and stock-taking duties.
  • By passing the U.S. Army's rigorous ruggedization requirements, he thinks the company's display technology has been validated for use in consumer applications as well.

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