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hairline

adjective

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1 being of less than usual width
  • a hairline crack in the mug, almost too small to notice, was enough to make the mug break when filled with hot tea

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2 made or done with extreme care and accuracy
  • a hairline distinction between her rating of certain things as "necessary" and others as "absolutely necessary"

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3 meeting the highest standard of accuracy
  • an ultrasensitive telescope that requires hairline placement of the lenses

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hairline

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of hairline (Entry 2 of 2)

a very small distance or degree
  • the controversial measure passed by a hairline, the margin of victory being but a single vote

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The first known use of hairline was in 1846

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“Hairline.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hairline. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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