OTHER WORDS FROM seamlessseam·less·ly, adverbseam·less·ness, noun
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MORE ABOUT SEAMLESS
What does seamless mean?
Seamless describes a garment or something similar as having no seams.
A seam is a line of stitches that join two pieces of cloth, leather, or the like, such as you might see at the bottom of a pant leg. A garment without seams, such as a pair of stockings, is seamless.
Figuratively, something that is seamless is smooth or continuous, such as a conversation that flows back and forth between people with no one talking over others. A transition from one school to another in which you don’t encounter any problems and immediately feel comfortable at the new school could be described as a seamless transition.
Example: The transition from scene to scene was seamless.
Where does seamless come from?
The first records of the term seamless come from the late 1400s. It combines the term seam, meaning “the line formed by sewing together cloth,” and the suffix –less, meaning “without.”
Seamless is usually used to describe clothing or other fabric works, such as curtains or rugs. Oftentimes there is a seam found where two pieces of cloth were sown together to create the item, such as shirts and dresses. When one of these items is seamless, it is often seen as being of higher quality.
In the figurative sense, seamless is used in several contexts. In film and other visual media, the cuts between shots can often be jumpy. So when the transition between shots is described as seamless, it is a compliment to the editing team. It can be used to describe a combination or crossover, as in The seamless transition from comedy to drama is why his acting chops are so well revered.
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What are some other forms related to seamless?
- seamlessly (adverb)
- seamlessness (noun)
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How is seamless used in real life?
When someone describes something as seamless, it’s usually a positive thing.
Players, the test servers will stay open until PC 1.0 comes out on live servers! The transition to Phase 2 will be relatively seamless and there won't be any downtime today. There will be maintenance periods to deploy patches as needed. We highly appreciate all your help.
— PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBG) December 11, 2017
It’s amazing how u can meet people and connect so hard and convos are seamless & everything is funny
Makes life great
— RΞZZ (@OfficialRezz) July 6, 2019
Gotta give props to @espn for their draft coverage. It has been absolutely outstanding. So many moving parts and remote tech challenges from a TV perspective and it has all been seamless. Just really well done by all involved.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 24, 2020
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True or False?
A garment that is seamless has visible lines of sewing on it.
How to use seamless in a sentence
In the lawsuit, Icon claims that it was issued a patent for the resistance level feature, which Peloton calls Auto-Follow, in 2007 and a second issued last year that allows for a seamless mix of aerobic and anaerobic exercise.NordicTrack maker sues Peloton over new exercise bike design|Rachel King|October 15, 2020|Fortune
Invest in one of these portable tripods, which are super lightweight, easy to transport, and seamless to set up.The best mini tripods for capturing high-quality photos and video|PopSci Commerce Team|October 7, 2020|Popular-Science
Both pieces are unbelievably comfortable, thanks to their seamless designs, and manage to protect against odor even when I wear them for my lunch workouts all five days of the workweek, a perk of their Polygiene treatment.The Gear Our Editors Loved in September|The Editors|October 4, 2020|Outside Online
It is a no-frills, seamless way to track the weight of your coffee and water.Gear to make every day feel like National Coffee Day|PopSci Commerce Team|September 29, 2020|Popular-Science
When you review this site you will see it ticks all the boxes, and provides the user a seamless, friendly experience.How to make your website ADA-compliant and win at SEO|Abhishek Shah|September 21, 2020|Search Engine Watch
They all broke off into clusters, working with a seamless, almost organic precision.How the NSA Became a Killing Machine|Shane Harris|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it comes to seamless, even heartwarming, transitions at the anchor desk, NBC and CBS can take lessons from Diane Sawyer.Diane Sawyer's Swan Song: 'ABC World News' Anchor's Warm (and Long) Goodbye|Lloyd Grove|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each half is 45 minutes of seamless action, uninterrupted by time-outs or commercials.What Is It About Soccer That Brings Out the Hooligan in Its Fans?|Bill Morris|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It takes imagination and a steady smartphone to shoot a Vine with seamless effects.Duck-pocalypse, Animated Mormons, and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And nondiscrimination is, or should be, a seamless garment—and discrimination a seamless evil.How ‘Religious Freedom’ Is Hurting Everyone’s Freedom|Robert Shrum|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In making a small steam engine it was desired to use seamless brass tubing for the cylinders.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
They know we make gunpowder so we can't get anything like large castings or seamless tubing we could make into heavy gun barrels.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
They were fifteen cents apiece, and they were divided among us as ruthlessly as if they were the seamless shirt of blessed memory.Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska|Charles Warren Stoddard
This seamless coat was never out of fashion, and worn, if no accident happened to it, for generations.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes|Sylvia Sunshine
The cost of making cut goods is less by a few cents per dozen than when knit seamless.Textiles|William H. Dooley