Roundness
Roundness Round"ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being round in shape; as, the roundness of the globe, of the orb of the sun, of a ball, of a bowl, a column, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. Fullness; smoothness of flow; as, the roundness of a period; the roundness of a note; roundness of tone. [1913 Webster]

3. Openess; plainess; boldness; positiveness; as, the roundness of an assertion. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Circularity; sphericity; globosity; globularity; globularness; orbicularness; cylindricity; fullness; plumpness; rotundity. [1913 Webster]


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