Thickness Thick"ness, n. [AS. ?icnes.] The quality or state of being thick (in any of the senses of the adjective). [1913 Webster]

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  • thickness — O.E. þicness; see THICK (Cf. thick) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thickness — ► NOUN 1) the distance through an object, as distinct from width or height. 2) the state or quality of being thick. 3) a layer of material. 4) a thicker part of something …   English terms dictionary

  • thickness — [thik′nis] n. 1. the quality or condition of being thick 2. the measure of how thick a thing is, as distinguished from the length or width of any of its surfaces 3. a layer, stratum, etc. [three thicknesses of cloth] 4. the thickest place or part …   English World dictionary

  • thickness — noun Date: before 12th century 1. the smallest of three dimensions < length, width, and thickness > 2. the quality or state of being thick 3. a. viscous consistency < boiled to the thickness of honey > b. the condition of being smoky, foul, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thickness — /thik nis/, n. 1. the state or quality of being thick. 2. the measure of the smallest dimension of a solid figure: a board of two inch thickness. 3. the thick part or body of something: the thickness of the leg. 4. a layer, stratum, or ply: three …   Universalium

  • thickness — thick|ness [ˈθıknıs] n 1.) [U and C] how thick something is ▪ The thickness of the walls is 5 feet. 2.) a layer of something thickness of ▪ Wrap the cake in a double thickness of foil …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thickness — UK [ˈθɪknəs] / US noun Word forms thickness : singular thickness plural thicknesses 1) [countable/uncountable] the measurement of how thick something is Cooking time depends on the thickness of the steak. 2) [countable] a layer of something She… …   English dictionary

  • thickness — n. 1 the state of being thick. 2 the extent to which a thing is thick. 3 a layer of material of a certain thickness (three thicknesses of cardboard). 4 a part that is thick or lies between opposite surfaces (steps cut in the thickness of the… …   Useful english dictionary

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