Rotundity
Rotundity Ro*tund"i*ty, n. [L. rotunditas: cf. F. rotondit['e].] 1. The state or quality of being rotu?; roundness; sphericity; circularity. [1913 Webster]

Smite flat the thick rotundity o'the world! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, completeness; entirety; roundness. [1913 Webster]

For the more rotundity of the number and grace of the matter, it passeth for a full thousand. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

A boldness and rotundity of speech. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]


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  • rotundity — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Rounded out quality Nouns 1. rotundity, roundness, cylindricity, sphericity, spheroidicity, orbicularity, globosity, globularity. See circularity, curvature. 2. (spherical object) cylinder, cylindroid,… …   English dictionary for students

  • rotundity — rotund ► ADJECTIVE 1) large and plump. 2) round; spherical. DERIVATIVES rotundity noun rotundly adverb. ORIGIN Latin rotundus, from rotare rotate …   English terms dictionary

  • rotundity — noun see rotund …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • rotundity — noun The quality of being rotund …   Wiktionary

  • rotundity — ro tun·di·ty || rəʊ tÊŒndÉ™tɪ n. roundedness; chubbiness, plumpness; quality of having a full or deep voice …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rotundity — n. Roundness, sphericity, rotundness, globosity …   New dictionary of synonyms

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