a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
pitting, indentation, severeness, rigor, crudeness, inclemency, severity, hardness, stiffness, scratchiness, rough water, rowdiness, disorderliness, harshness, cruelness, choppiness, rigorousness, cruelty, rowdyism, abrasiveness, raggedness, rigourousness, rigour
an unpolished unrefined quality
"the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her"
choppiness, roughness, rough water(noun)
used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
rowdiness, rowdyism, roughness, disorderliness(noun)
pitting, roughness, indentation(noun)
the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
harsh or severe speech or behavior
"men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity"; "the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet"
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These findings suggest that the design of alarm signals can be further improved, the same way a bad smell is added to natural gas to make it easily detectable, adding roughness to alarm sounds may improve and accelerate their processing.
Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.
Roughness refers to fast sound changes in loudness (in a 30-150Hz frequency range) of a sound that can be high-pitched or not.
Nobody's coming in. We're not allowing people to come in, if you look at what happened in Mexico two days ago with the roughness of these people in the second caravan that's been forming, and also frankly in the first caravan, and now they have one forming in El Salvador. ... We are thinking very seriously, immediately stopping aid to those countries because frankly, they're doing nothing for the American people.
In terms of potential applications, our findings could be used to improve the way we design alarm sounds. The same way a bad smell is added to natural gas to make it easily detectable, adding roughness to alarm sounds may improve and accelerate their processing.
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