the state or quality of being fine.
the proportion of pure precious metal in an alloy, often expressed in parts per thousand.
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How to use fineness in a sentence
It’ll grind beans to espresso-grade fineness, compress them into a dense puck for flavor extraction, brew one or two shots at a time, and even froth milk for luxurious lattes.Gifts to turn any coffee-lover’s kitchen into a cafe | John Kennedy | December 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
And yet WFB recognized in his friend Al a fineness of mind and principle.
It weighed scarce one maes, or nine diezmos, of the fineness of eighteen or nineteen carats, alloyed with silver.
But in the fineness of the leaf, tobacco culture has made its greatest stride.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Of commercial fertilizers, Peruvian guano is doubtless one of the best—imparting both color and fineness to the leaf.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Stanley Hall, attracted by the fineness of the night, also remained on deck a short time after the others were gone.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
They are generally thickest in the middle, while their teeth are of various degrees of fineness and of different forms.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
British Dictionary definitions for fineness
the state or quality of being fine
a measurement of the purity of precious metal, expressed as the number of parts per thousand that is precious metal
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