asperity

  1. something hard to endure
  2. harshness of manner

Asperity

[geotechnical engineering] In Geotechnical engineering the term asperity is mostly used for unevenness (roughness) of the surface of a discontinuity, grain, or particle with heights in the range from approximately 0.1 mm to many decimetre. Smaller unevenness is normally considered to be a material property (often denoted by material frictio...
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asperity

roughness harshness ill temper irritability 
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Asperity

roughness of surface
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asperity

[n] - something hard to endure 2. [n] - harshness of manner
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Asperity

As·per'i·ty noun ; plural Asperities [ Latin asperitas , from asper rough: confer French aspérité .] 1. Roughness of surface; unevenness; -- opposed to smoothness . 'The asperities of dry bodies.' Boyle. 2. Roughness or h...
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asperity

rigor noun something hard to endure; `the asperity of northern winters`
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asperity

noun harshness of manner
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Asperity

• (n.) Moral roughness; roughness of manner; severity; crabbedness; harshness; -- opposed to mildness. • (n.) Roughness of surface; unevenness; -- opposed to smoothness. • (n.) Roughness to the taste; sourness; tartness. • (n.) Sharpness; disagreeableness; difficulty. • (n.) Roughness or harshness of sound; that quality whi...
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asperity

asperity 1. Harshness or severity of manner or tone. 2. Something which is hard to bear because of its harshness or severity. 3. The roughness of a surface. 4. Physics area where surfaces touch; such as, a region of contact between two load-bearing flat surfaces. 5. Roughness or harshness; such as, of a surface, a sound, or a climate: 'It is dif...
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asperity

asperity. An area on a fault that is stuck.
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Asperity

[materials science] In materials science, asperity, defined as `unevenness of surface, roughness, ruggedness` (OED, from the Latin asper — `rough`), has implications (for example) in physics and seismology. Smooth surfaces, even those polished to a mirror finish, are not truly smooth on an atomic scale. They are rough, with sharp, rough o...
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asperity

roughness of surface or sound
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asperity

harshness of manner
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