whiteness
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the quality or state of being white: as a. white color b. pallor, paleness c. freedom from stain ; cleanness 2. white substance

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  • Whiteness — White ness, n. [AS. hw[=i]tness.] 1. The quality or state of being white; white color, or freedom from darkness or obscurity on the surface. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Want of a sanguineous tinge; paleness; as from terror, grief, etc. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whiteness —    WHITENESS, county of Shetland.    See Tingwall, Whiteness, and Weesdale …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • whiteness — [hwīt′nis, wīt′nis] n. 1. the quality or condition of being white; specif., a) white color or appearance b) paleness; pallor c) freedom from stain 2. a white substance or part …   English World dictionary

  • Whiteness — Weißsein (auch Weiß Sein, von am. Whiteness) ist im Wesentlichen eine Kategorie zur kritischen Analyse gesellschaftlich gebildeter Normen wie White Supremacy, die Rassismus verursachen oder begünstigen.[1] Die Analysekategorie [2] Weißsein , bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Whiteness — In colorimetry, whiteness is the degree to which a surface is white. An example of its use might be to quantitatively compare two pieces of paper which appear white viewed individually, but not when juxtaposed.The International Commission on… …   Wikipedia

  • Whiteness — Blanchitude La blanchitude ou blanchité, voire Whiteness en anglais, est un concept des sciences humaines contemporaines qui permet de penser le blanc comme une couleur de peau parmi les autres. Surtout utilisée par les cultural studies et la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Whiteness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Whiteness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 whiteness whiteness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 argent argent GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 albification albification etiolation Sgm: N 2 lactescence lactescence GRP …   English dictionary for students

  • whiteness — white ► ADJECTIVE 1) of the colour of milk or fresh snow, due to the reflection of all visible rays of light. 2) very pale. 3) relating to a human group having light coloured skin, especially of European ancestry. 4) morally or spiritually pure.… …   English terms dictionary

  • whiteness — noun 1. the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑white • Ant: ↑black (for: ↑white) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • whiteness — /hwuyt nis, wuyt /, n. 1. the quality or state of being white. 2. paleness. 3. purity. 4. a white substance. [bef. 1000; ME whitenes, OE hwitnes. See WHITE, NESS] * * * …   Universalium

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