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Meaning of “rigorous” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of rigorous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rigorous" in American English

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rigorousadjective

 us   /ˈrɪɡ·ər·əs/
severe or ​difficult, esp. because at a high ​level: rigorous ​standards of ​accuracy The Manhattan ​district attorney’s ​office had a ​pretty rigorous ​trainingprogram.
(Definition of rigorous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rigorous" in Business English

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rigorousadjective

uk   us   /ˈrɪɡərəs/
detailed and careful: I want rigorousfinancial analysis of the ​options. The ​selectionprocess is extremely rigorous.
strict or severe: A rigorous ​monetary and ​fiscalpolicy should encourage ​efficiency. Refrigeration of ​food, ​improvedhygiene and rigorous ​standards in the ​foodindustry prevent gastro-intestinal infections.
(Definition of rigorous from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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