Definition of Closeness

1. Noun. A feeling of being intimate and belonging together. "Their closeness grew as the night wore on"

Exact synonyms: Intimacy
Generic synonyms: Belonging
Specialized synonyms: Togetherness
Derivative terms: Close

2. Noun. The quality of being close and poorly ventilated.
Exact synonyms: Stuffiness
Generic synonyms: Quality
Derivative terms: Stuffy

3. Noun. The spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance. "The sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action"
Exact synonyms: Nearness
Generic synonyms: Distance
Specialized synonyms: Propinquity, Proximity, Adjacency, Contiguity, Contiguousness
Derivative terms: Close, Close, Near
Antonyms: Farness

4. Noun. Extreme stinginess.

5. Noun. Characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes).
Exact synonyms: Secretiveness
Generic synonyms: Unsociability, Unsociableness
Specialized synonyms: Furtiveness, Sneakiness, Stealthiness
Derivative terms: Close, Secretive
Antonyms: Openness

6. Noun. Close or warm friendship. "The absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"
Exact synonyms: Familiarity, Intimacy
Generic synonyms: Friendliness
Derivative terms: Familiar

Definition of Closeness

1. n. The state of being close.

Definition of Closeness

1. Noun. The state of being physically close ¹

2. Noun. The state of being friends ¹

3. Noun. The state of being mean or stingy ¹

4. Noun. The state of being secretive ¹

5. Noun. (mathematics) The shortest path between two vertices in a graph ¹

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Definition of Closeness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Closeness

closely held
closely held corporation
closely knit
closest point of approach
closest points of approach

Literary usage of Closeness

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

1. Current Issues in Statistical Inference: Essays in Honor of D. Basu by Dev Basu, Malay Ghosh, Pramod K. Pathak (1992)
"In this setup, Pitman (1937) proposed a novel measure of closeness (or ... Thus, the Pitman-closeness criterion (PCC) is an intrinsic measure of the ..."

2. The Natural Laws of Husbandry by Justus Liebig, John Blyth (1863)
"... and climatic conditions, on the produce—Each tield possesses its own power of production —Large crops, their dependence nnd continuation—Closeness of ..."

3. The Natural Laws of Husbandry by Justus Liebig, John Blyth (1863)
"... and continuation—Closeness of the food of plants, whal is meant thereby—The closeness of the particles of food in the soil is in proportion to the ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"In the autumn of 1896 the closeness of the union which, despite disestablishment, still exists between the churches of England and Ireland, was exemplified ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Jicarilla, and Piute were noted for beauty of design and execution, but the Porno and other tribes of California excelled all in closeness and delicacy of ..."

6. Statistical Methods: With Special Reference to Biological Variation by Charles Benedict Davenport (1904)
"To determine the closeness of fit of a theoretical polygon to the ... The square root of the sum of the quotients is the index of closeness of fit (4). ..."

7. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"... of language and closeness of argument ; anil, moreover, since every nge of the Church more peculiarly needs the clearer discussion of some truth or ..."

8. Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1905)
"Incidental confirmation of the closeness of the hostile pressure is afforded by Bainbridge's report of the brig " Siren's " arrival at Boston, June 11, ..."

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