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 foggy 4. the thick part of something 5. concentration, density 6. stupidity, dullness 7. layer, ply, sheet <
a single thickness of canvas

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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