Definition of Fineness

1. Noun. The quality of being very good indeed. "The inn is distinguished by the fineness of its cuisine"

Exact synonyms: Choiceness
Generic synonyms: High Quality, Superiority
Derivative terms: Choice



2. Noun. The property of being very narrow or thin. "He marvelled at the fineness of her hair"
Exact synonyms: Thinness
Generic synonyms: Narrowness
Derivative terms: Fine, Thin

3. Noun. Having a very fine texture. "The fineness of the sand on the beach"
Exact synonyms: Powderiness
Generic synonyms: Smoothness
Derivative terms: Fine, Powdery

4. Noun. The quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance. "The fineness of her features"
Exact synonyms: Daintiness, Delicacy
Generic synonyms: Elegance
Derivative terms: Dainty

Definition of Fineness

1. n. The quality or condition of being fine.

Definition of Fineness

1. Noun. The ratio, in a precious metal, of the primary metal to any additives or impurities. ¹

2. Noun. The ratio of a ship's length to her beam. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fineness

1. the quality of being fine [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Fineness

1. A designator used to indicate the precious metal content of an alloy, 1000 fine being 24-carat or pure gold. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fineness

fineable
fined
finedraw
finedrawing
finedrawn
finedraws
finedrew
fineer
fineered
fineering
fineers
fineish
fineless
finely
fineness (current term)
finenesses
finer
finer than frog hair
fineries
finers
finery
fines
fines herbes
finespun
finesse
finessed
finesser
finessers
finesses

Literary usage of Fineness

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

1. American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge edited by Jared Sparks, Johann Schobert, Francis Bowen, George Partridge Sanger (1855)
"The fineness of the doubloon has raised to about 894 thousandths, ... I subjoin, however, a tabular statement of their average weights and fineness, ..."

2. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"fineness is generally applied to delicate things and lightness of manufacture. Although we say a fine horse, we seldom say, " the fineness of a horse. ..."

3. The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year Book for by Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1905)
"21, 1868, to weight changed, act of June 25, 1834 to 9th I 192 grains; weight changed. act of Feb. 12, 1873, grains fineness changed, ..."

4. Cements, Limes, and Plasters: Their Materials, Manufacture, and Properties by Edwin Clarence Eckel (1905)
"Variation of tensile strength with fineness. Value of fineness tests.—The reason for testing the fineness of a cement depends on the facts that (a) the ..."

5. An American Almanac and Treasury of Facts, Statistical, Financial, and by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, American News Company (1878)
"One-dollar. Authorized to be coined, Act of March 3, 1849. Weight, 25.8 grains ; fineness, 900. Total amount coined to June 30, 1877, ..."

6. The London Money Market: A Practical Guide to what it Is, where it Is, and by William Frederick Spalding (1922)
"AN ACT to amend the Law in respect of the Standard fineness of Silver Coins current in the United Kingdom and in other parts of His Majesty's Dominions. ..."

7. Cements, Limes, and Plasters: Their Materials, Manufacture, and Properties by Edwin Clarence Eckel (1922)
"Value of fineness tests.—The reason for testing the fineness of a cement depends on the facts that (a) the strength of the cement, and particularly its ..."

8. Mining in the Pacific States of North America by John Shertzer Hittell (1862)
"Jewellers usually estimate the fineness of gold in carats, ... But at the Mint, and in the common usage of California, the fineness of gold is described in ..."

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