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fineness

[ fahyn-nis ]
/ ˈfaɪn nɪs /
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noun

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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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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