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[thik-nis]
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noun
  1. the state or quality of being thick.
  2. the measure of the smallest dimension of a solid figure: a board of two-inch thickness.
  3. the thick part or body of something: the thickness of the leg.
  4. a layer, stratum, or ply: three thicknesses of cloth.
verb (used with object)
  1. to bring (a piece, as a board) to a uniform thickness.

Origin of thickness

before 900; Middle English thiknesse, Old English thicnes. See thick, -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for thickness

thickness

noun
  1. the state or quality of being thick
  2. the dimension through an object, as opposed to length or width
  3. a layer of something
  4. a thick part
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Word Origin and History for thickness

n.

Old English þicness; see thick + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

thickness in Medicine

thickness

([object Object])
n.
  1. The quality or condition of being thick.
  2. The dimension between two surfaces of an object, usually the one of smallest measure.
  3. A layer or stratum.
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