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-ˈgɒs ɪ tiru·gos·i·ty

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  1. rugositynoun

    The state of being rugose

  2. rugositynoun

    A measure of how rugose something is

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  1. Rugositynoun

    the quality or state of being rugose

    Etymology: [L. rugositas: cf. F. rugosit.]


  1. Rugosity

    Rugosity, fr, is a measure of small-scale variations or amplitude in the height of a surface, where Ar is the real surface area and Ag is the geometric surface area. Rugosity calculations are commonly used in materials science to characterize surfaces, amongst others, in marine science to characterize seafloor habitats. A common technique to measure seafloor rugosity is Risk's chain-and-tape method but with the advent of underwater photography less invasive quantitative methods have been developed. Some examples include measuring small-scale seafloor bottom roughness from microtopographic laser scanning, and deriving multi-scale measures of rugosity, slope and aspect from benthic stereo image reconstructions. Ecology: As a measure of complexity, rugosity is presumed to be an indicator of the amount of available habitat available for colonization by benthic organisms, and shelter and foraging area for mobile organisms. Geology: For marine geologists and geomorphologists, rugosity is a useful characteristic in distinguishing different types of seafloors in remote sensing applications.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rugosity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rugosity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    • A. viverrine
    • B. arbalist
    • C. epiphora
    • D. imperviousness

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