Definition of Soundness

1. Noun. A state or condition free from damage or decay.

Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Fitness, Seaworthiness, Airworthiness
Derivative terms: Sound, Sound
Antonyms: Unsoundness



2. Noun. The quality of being prudent and sensible.
Exact synonyms: Wisdom, Wiseness
Generic synonyms: Good, Goodness
Specialized synonyms: Advisability, Reasonableness
Derivative terms: Sound, Sound, Wise
Antonyms: Unsoundness

3. Noun. The muscle tone of healthy tissue. "His muscular firmness"
Exact synonyms: Firmness
Generic synonyms: Strength
Derivative terms: Firm, Sound
Antonyms: Unsoundness

Definition of Soundness

1. 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.

Definition of Soundness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being sound. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being sound. ¹

3. Noun. (logic) The property (of an argument) of not only being valid, but also of having true premises. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soundness

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Medical Definition of Soundness

1. 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. Synonym: Firmness, strength, solidity, healthiness, truth, rectitude. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Soundness

sounding boards
sounding lead
sounding line
sounding rocket
sounding rod
soundingboard
soundingly
soundings
soundless
soundlessly
soundlessness
soundlike
soundly
soundman
soundmen
soundness (current term)
soundnesses
soundpainting
soundproof
soundproofed
soundproofing
soundproofings
soundproofs
sounds
soundscape
soundscapes
soundscaping
soundscore
soundscores
soundstage

Literary usage of Soundness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Horse by William Youatt, Walker Watson, Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1874)
"Since the publication of our first edition, this definition or rule as to soundness or unsoundness has received very high judicial sanction. ..."

2. Materials of Construction by Harry E. Pulver (1922)
"soundness.—soundness is a necessary quality for cement that is to be used for structural ... soundness is promoted by thorough seasoning, fine grinding, ..."

3. A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction, and by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson, René Feret, William Barnard Fuller, Frank Pape McKibben, Spencer Baird Newberry (1909)
"If a cement satisfactorily passes the tests for soundness, it will in all probability ... Failure, on the other hand, to pass the tests for soundness, ..."

4. Homerica, Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey by Thomas Leyden Agar (1908)
"... and there the serious corruption, if there be any serious corruption of the line, must lie. Suspecting then the soundness of OVK ..."

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