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THICKNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thickness mean? 

THICKNESS (noun)
  The noun THICKNESS has 4 senses:

1. the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
2. indistinct articulation
3. used of a line or mark
4. resistance to flow

  Familiarity information: THICKNESS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


THICKNESS (noun)


Sense 1thickness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("thickness" is a kind of...):

dimension (the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height))

Attribute:

thick (not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions)

thin (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thickness"):

gauge (the thickness of wire)

Antonym:

thinness (relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width)


Sense 2thickness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indistinct articulation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

judging from the thickness of his speech he had been drinking heavily

Hypernyms ("thickness" is a kind of...):

articulation (the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech)


Sense 3thickness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used of a line or mark

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

thickness; heaviness

Hypernyms ("thickness" is a kind of...):

broadness; wideness (the property of being wide; having great width)


Sense 4thickness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resistance to flow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("thickness" is a kind of...):

body; consistence; consistency (the property of holding together and retaining its shape)

Attribute:

thick (relatively dense in consistency)

thin (relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thickness"):

semifluidity (a property midway between a solid and a liquid)

creaminess; soupiness (the property of having the thickness of heavy cream)

Antonym:

thinness (a consistency of low viscosity)


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