fineness

[ fahyn-nis ]
/ ˈfaɪn nɪs /

noun

the state or quality of being fine.
the proportion of pure precious metal in an alloy, often expressed in parts per thousand.

Nearby words

  1. fine-grained,
  2. fine-tooth comb,
  3. fine-tune,
  4. fineable,
  5. finely,
  6. fineness ratio,
  7. finer,
  8. finery,
  9. fines herbes,
  10. finespun

Origin of fineness

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at fine1, -ness

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British Dictionary definitions for fineness

fineness

/ (ˈfaɪnnɪs) /

noun

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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