soundness

(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The condition of being free from defects or flaws: durability, firmness, integrity, solidity, stability, strength, wholeness. See BETTER. 2. The condition of being physically and mentally sound: haleness, health, healthiness, heartiness, wholeness. See HEALTH. 3. A healthy mental state: lucidity, lucidness, mind, reason, saneness, sanity, sense (often used in plural), wit (used in plural). Slang: marble (used in plural). See SANE. 4. Reliability in withstanding pressure, force, or stress: fastness, firmness, hardness, security, stability, stableness, steadiness, strength, sturdiness, sureness. See BETTER, CHANGE, CONTINUE.

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  • Soundness — Sound ness, n. The quality or state of being sound; as, the soundness of timber, of fruit, of the teeth, etc.; the soundness of reasoning or argument; soundness of faith. [1913 Webster] Syn: Firmness; strength; solidity; healthiness; truth;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soundness — UK US /ˈsaʊndnəs/ noun [U] ► the quality of being able to be trusted: »Those problems called into question the bank s financial safety and soundness …   Financial and business terms

  • soundness — index certainty, competence (sanity), health, honesty, legitimacy, quality (excellence), sanity …   Law dictionary

  • Soundness — In mathematical logic, a logical system has the soundness property if and only if its inference rules prove only formulas that are valid with respect to its semantics. In most cases, this comes down to its rules having the property of preserving… …   Wikipedia

  • soundness — Synonyms and related words: admissibility, advantageousness, agreeableness, aplomb, auspiciousness, authenticity, authoritativeness, authority, balance, balanced personality, beneficialness, benevolence, benignity, body, calculability,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • soundness — Ⅰ. sound [1] ► NOUN 1) vibrations which travel through the air or another medium and are sensed by the ear. 2) a thing that can be heard. 3) music, speech, and sound effects accompanying a film or broadcast. 4) an idea or impression conveyed by… …   English terms dictionary

  • soundness — noun see sound I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Soundness — Korrektheit ist eine Eigenschaft formaler Systeme bzw. Kalküle. Man unterscheidet semantische Korrektheit („Alles, was beweisbar ist, ist wahr.“) und klassische Korrektheit („In keinem Fall ist und zugleich beweisbar.“). Ein korrekter Kalkül ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • soundness — See soundly. * * * …   Universalium

  • soundness — noun a) The state or quality of being sound. b) The result or product of being sound …   Wiktionary

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