thickness

noun
thick·​ness | \ ˈthik-nəs How to pronounce thickness (audio) \

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 honey
b : the condition of being smoky, foul, or foggy
4 : the thick part of something
7 : layer, ply, sheet a single thickness of canvas

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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.
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Typically, counter-depth models just protrude by the thickness of the fridge's doors. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "7 Best Counter-Depth Refrigerators to Buy in 2019, Reviewed By Kitchen Appliance Experts," 27 Feb. 2019 The best estimates find its thickness at -1°C (30.2°F) is between 1 nanometer and 94 nanometers. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The surprising science of why ice is so slippery," 31 Jan. 2019 Garmin shaved off 3mm from the new device's width and nearly 1mm from its thickness. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin Vivosmart 4 review: An affordable band for easy fitness, SpO2 data," 27 Oct. 2018 Turkey feathers are the industry standard because of their thickness and consistency. Andrew Del-colle And Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand," 5 June 2018 If grilling chicken, place it on the grill for about 7 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness, until completely cooked through. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Caprese salad meets grilled bread in this easy summer appetizer," 8 July 2018 The total time depends on the thickness of the steak, but plan for 45 to 55 minutes. Nick Kindelsperger, charlotteobserver, "Can you cook a great steak indoors? Yes, if you learn this trick," 26 June 2018 Grill chicken until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Bravo's ziti chicken dish gets new name, same great taste," 15 June 2018 Grill fish without flipping until cooked through, 10 to 18 minutes depending on thickness of fillets. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep it simple and seasonal in the kitchen during summer," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of thickness

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of thickness was before the 12th century

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thickness

noun

English Language Learners Definition of thickness

: 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

noun
thick·​ness | \ ˈthik-nəs How to pronounce thickness (audio) \

Kids Definition of thickness

1 : the quality or state of being thick
2 : the smallest of three dimensions length, width, and thickness

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