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ruggedized

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

Definition of ruggedized in English:

adjective

chiefly North American
Designed or improved to be hard-wearing or shock-resistant: ruggedized computers suitable for use on the battlefield
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

ruggedization

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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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