Definition of thickness
1 : the smallest of three dimensions length, width, and thickness
2 : the quality or state of being thick
3a : viscous consistency boiled to the thickness of honeyb : the condition of being smoky, foul, or foggy
4 : the thick part of something
Examples of thickness in a Sentence
The plank measures two inches in thickness.
the length, circumference, and thickness of the log
Plywood is available in various thicknesses.
Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the steak.
I added flour to increase the gravy's thickness.
I was surprised by the thickness of his accent.
Recent Examples of thickness from the Web
At the same time, two arms trace the circumference of the pipeline, measuring its thickness and structural integrity by using ultrasonic sensors that act like sonar devices that bounce high-frequency signals through the line.
Gather together the scraps and re-roll to a thickness of 3/4 inch (thicker than the first roll); cut 3 more doughnuts and corresponding holes, placing them on the papers and baking sheet like before.
Once the butter becomes foamy, add the fillets and cook 3 or 4 minutes per side (depending on their thickness), turning them over carefully, until just cooked through.
Mackie and his engineer, Jack Van Kuiken, worked with the manufacturer to ensure plastic of uniform thickness and density.
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First Known Use of thickness
before 12th century
THICKNESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of thickness for English Language Learners
: the distance between the top and bottom or front and back surfaces of something : a measurement of how thick something is
: the quality of being thick
: a layer or sheet of some material
THICKNESS Defined for Kids
Definition of thickness for Students
1 : the quality or state of being thick
2 : the smallest of three dimensions length, width, and thickness
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