flatness flat"ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being flat. [1913 Webster]

2. Eveness of surface; want of relief or prominence; the state of being plane or level. [1913 Webster]

3. Want of vivacity or spirit; prostration; dejection; depression. [1913 Webster]

4. Want of variety or flavor; dullness; insipidity. [1913 Webster]

5. Depression of tone; the state of being below the true pitch; -- opposed to {sharpness} or {acuteness}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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