nebulosity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1833 1. the quality or state of being nebulous 2. nebulous matter; also nebula 1

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  • Nebulosity — Neb u*los i*ty, n. [L. nebulositas: cf. F. n[ e]bulosit[ e]] 1. The state or quality of being nebulous; cloudiness; haziness; mistiness; nebulousness. [1913 Webster] The nebulosity . . . of the mother idiom. I. Disraeli. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nebulosity — index indistinctness, opacity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nebulosity — (n.) 1738, from Fr. nébulosité, from L.L. nebulositatem (nom. nebulositas), from L. nebulosus, from nebula (see NEBULA (Cf. nebula)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nebulosity — [neb΄yə läs′ə tē] n. [Fr nébulosité < LL nebulositas] 1. the quality or condition of being nebulous 2. pl. nebulosities NEBULA (n. 1) …   English World dictionary

  • nebulosity — nebulous ► ADJECTIVE 1) in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy. 2) vague or ill defined: nebulous concepts. 3) Astronomy relating to a nebula or nebulae. DERIVATIVES nebulosity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • nebulosity — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈläsəd.ē, ətē, i noun ( es) Etymology: French or Late Latin; French nébulosité, from Late Latin nebulositat , nebulositas, from Latin nebulosus + itat, itas ity 1. : the quality or state of being nebulous : cloudiness 2. : nebulous… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nebulosity — /neb yeuh los i tee/, n., pl. nebulosities. 1. nebulous or nebular matter. 2. a nebulous form, shape, or mass. 3. the state or condition of being nebulous. [1755 65; < LL nebulositas. See NEBULOSE, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • nebulosity — noun The characteristic of being nebulous; cloudiness. See Also: nebulous, nebular, nebula …   Wiktionary

  • nebulosity — neb·u·los·i·ty || nebjÉ™ lÉ‘sÉ™tɪ / jÊŠlÉ’ n. cloudiness, lack of clarity, state of being nebulous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nebulosity — n. Cloudiness, haziness, mistiness, nebulousness …   New dictionary of synonyms

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