Definition of Indistinctness

1. Noun. The quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines.

Exact synonyms: Blurriness, Fogginess, Fuzziness, Softness
Generic synonyms: Opacity, Opaqueness
Specialized synonyms: Dimness, Faintness, Vagueness
Derivative terms: Blurry, Foggy, Foggy, Fuzzy, Indistinct
Antonyms: Distinctness, Sharpness



Definition of Indistinctness

1. n. The quality or condition of being indistinct; want of definiteness; dimness; confusion; as, the indistinctness of a picture, or of comprehension; indistinctness of vision.

Definition of Indistinctness

1. Noun. The property of being indistinct. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indistinctness

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Medical Definition of Indistinctness

1. The quality or condition of being indistinct; want of definiteness; dimness; confusion; as, the indistinctness of a picture, or of comprehension; indistinctness of vision. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Indistinctness

indissolubility
indissoluble
indissolubleness
indissolubly
indissolvable
indissolvableness
indistancy
indistillable
indistinct
indistinctible
indistinction
indistinctive
indistinctively
indistinctiveness
indistinctly
indistinctness
indistinguishability
indistinguishable
indistinguishably
indistinguished
indistinguishing
indisturbance
inditch
inditched
inditches
inditching
indite
indited
inditement
inditements

Literary usage of Indistinctness

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

1. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1859)
"Indistinctness of Ideas in Mechanics.—But the indistinctness of thought which is so fatal a feature in the intellect of the stationary period, may be traced ..."

2. The Alternative: A Study in Psychology by Edmund R. Clay (1882)
"Thus we see that there are degrees of distinctness and of indistinctness. ... The indistinctness of normal inchoate consciousness, eg the ignored light, ..."

3. The Alternative: A Study in Psychology by Edmund R. Clay (1882)
"Thus we see that there are degrees of distinctness and of indistinctness. ... Indistinctness supposes objectivity. What is not an object cannot be ..."

4. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1857)
"Indistinctness of Ideas in Mechanics.—But the indistinctness of thought which is so fatal a feature in the intellect of the stationary period, may be traced ..."

5. A Treatise on Geometrical Optics by Robert Alfred Herman (1900)
"Indistinctness or Coma. Nothing in this chapter applies to pencils of light whose origin is off ... The indistinctness of the image arising from this cause, ..."

6. The Principles and Methods of Geometrical Optics: Especially as Applied to by James Powell Cocke Southall (1910)
"Abbe's Measure of the "Indistinctness" of the Image. By means of formulae (274) and (282), we find for the Lateral Aberration: and hence: If «i,t denotes ..."

7. The Problem of Method by Howard Sandison (1904)
"Indistinctness AS TO SCOPE. In this case the mere expression, ... It means that an indistinctness prevails as to the true realm of method. ..."

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