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toughness

[′təf·nəs]
(mechanics)
A property of a material capable of absorbing energy by plastic deformation; intermediate between softness and brittleness.

toughness

1. The ability of a structural material to resist shock or impact; its ability to absorb energy before fracture.
2. The ability of a cladding, coating, or paint film to resist abrasion, chipping, or cracking.

Toughness

Kojak
tough, New York City plainclothes detective. [TV: Terrace, 445]
Nolan, Jim
hard-bitten, he rouses fellow migrant workers to strike. [Am. Lit.: In Dubious Battle]
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Their rather optimistic view on the options presidents have in tough times is both counterintuitive and perhaps correct.
Tough, whose new book is "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character," will offer a free public lecture today as part of an education conference put on by the Oregon Social Learning Center.
It's tough out there, and you know, these fairways are tiny to begin with, but there are a lot of crosswinds.
It's tough for coaches, it's tough for players, it's tough for people if they make a mistake," Lancaster said.
In How Children Succeed, Tough probes the assumption that cognitive skills account for life success.
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LOOKING AT THE CURRENT global economic environment, it sure looks like we are headed for extremely tough times.