Definition of ruggedization in US English:

ruggedization

(British ruggedisation)

noun

North American
  • See ruggedized

    • ‘The ruggedisation includes splash-proofing and drop-testing and the PDAs are particularly useful for in-store, on-the-road, factory and stock-taking duties.’
    • ‘By passing the U.S. Army's rigorous ruggedization requirements, he thinks the company's display technology has been validated for use in consumer applications as well.’
    • ‘A system that scores low in ruggedization has sensitive components with maintenance procedures that are difficult to conduct in a field environment.’

Pronunciation

ruggedization

/ˌrəɡədəˈzāSHən/