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thickness

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

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

thickness
/ (ˈθɪknɪs) /

noun
the state or quality of being thick
the dimension through an object, as opposed to length or width
a layer of something
a thick part
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Medical definitions for thickness

thickness
[ thĭknĭs ]

n.
The quality or condition of being thick.
The dimension between two surfaces of an object, usually the one of smallest measure.
A layer or stratum.
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