noun see slender

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • slenderness — noun 1. the quality of being slight or inadequate he knew the slenderness of my wallet the slenderness of the chances that anything would be done the slenderness of the evidence • Derivationally related forms: ↑slender • Hypernyms: ↑insufficiency …   Useful english dictionary

  • slenderness — slender ► ADJECTIVE (slenderer, slenderest) 1) gracefully thin. 2) barely sufficient: a slender majority. DERIVATIVES slenderly adverb slenderness noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • Slenderness — Slender Slen der, a. [Compar. {Slenderer}; superl. {Slenderest}.] [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.] 1. Small or narrow in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slenderness — See slenderly. * * * …   Universalium

  • slenderness — noun The property of being slender …   Wiktionary

  • slenderness — slen·der·ness || slendÉ™rnɪs n. slimness, thinness, slightness; meagerness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slenderness — slen·der·ness …   English syllables

  • slenderness — See: slender …   English dictionary

  • slenderness ratio — Rocketry. See aspect ratio (def. 4a). * * * …   Universalium

  • slenderness ratio — noun : the ratio of the length of a structural member (as a column) to its least radius of gyration * * * Rocketry. See aspect ratio (def. 4a) …   Useful english dictionary

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