thickness

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noun thick·ness \ˈthik-nəs\

Definition of thickness

  1. 1 :  the smallest of three dimensions <length, width, and thickness>

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being thick

  3. 3a :  viscous consistency <boiled to the thickness of honey>b :  the condition of being smoky, foul, or foggy

  4. 4 :  the thick part of something

  5. 5 :  concentration, density

  6. 6 :  stupidity, dullness

  7. 7 :  layer, ply, sheet <a single thickness of canvas>

Examples of thickness in a sentence

  1. The plank measures two inches in thickness.

  2. the length, circumference, and thickness of the log

  3. Plywood is available in various thicknesses.

  4. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the steak.

  5. I added flour to increase the gravy's thickness.

  6. I was surprised by the thickness of his accent.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of thickness

before 12th century


THICKNESS Defined for English Language Learners

thickness

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noun thick·ness \ˈthik-nəs\

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

thickness

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noun thick·ness \ˈthik-nəs\

Definition of thickness for Students

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being thick

  2. 2 :  the smallest of three dimensions <length, width, and thickness>



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