from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being sound, in any sense.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality or state of being sound
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- noun uncountable The state or quality of being
- noun countable The result or product of being
- noun logic The property (of an
argument) of not only being valid, but also of having true premises.
- noun logic The property of a logical
theorythat whenever a wffis a theoremthen it must also be valid. Symbolically, letting T represent a theory within logic L, this can be represented as the property that whenever is true, then must also be true, for any wff φ of logic L.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a state or condition free from damage or decay
- noun the quality of being prudent and sensible
- noun the muscle tone of healthy tissue
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The community's, i.e. Cherokee's, financial soundness is a result of low expenditures and a very high soldier's retirement, he says.
Harold allinson 2010
This example confirms what we know about argument: logical/formal soundness is important, but the biases that audiences bring to the table are equally important — because the success of an argument ultimately depends on whether or not it actually persuades.
What will it take for markets to be convinced of the long-term soundness of European public finances?
"That's very good news for the long-term soundness of the U.S. economy."
But the three-month lending rate rose Thursday, suggesting that fears about banks 'longer-term soundness remain.
Sometimes we need to just say no or to use the substantial powers we have been given, especially when safety and soundness is at stake.
One indication of financial soundness is the debt-equity ratio - the proportion of what a utility owes to what it owns.
The confusion is rooted in a failure to distinguish between cyclical budget problems and the longer-term soundness of state and local borrowing.
NYT > Home Page By IRIS J. LAV 2011
Warren Buffett likes to say that his real interest is in the long-term soundness of a stock, not in its daily market fluctuations.
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com B. Jeffrey Madoff 2009
We learn that members are required to provide a "picture of the structure and finances of government" that is complete enough for an assessment of its "soundness" -- but an assessment by whom, and what if a government fails the test?