Thickness meaning

thĭknĭs
The dimension between two surfaces of an object, usually the dimension of smallest measure.
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A layer, sheet, stratum, or ply.

Each floor is a single thickness of concrete.

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The quality or condition of being thick.
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The measure of how thick a thing is, as distinguished from the length or width of any of its surfaces.
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A layer, stratum, etc.

Three thicknesses of cloth.

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The thickest place or part.
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(uncountable) The property of being thick (in dimension).
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(uncountable) A measure of how thick (in dimension) something is.

The thickness of the Earth's crust is varies from two to 70 kilometres.

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(countable) A layer.

We upholstered the seat with three thicknesses of cloth to make it more comfortable to sit on.

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(uncountable) The quality of being thick (in consistency).

Whip the cream until it reaches a good thickness.

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(uncountable, informal) The property of being thick (slow to understand).
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The quality or condition of being thick.
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Origin of thickness

  • From Middle English thiknesse, from Old English þicnes (“thickness, viscosity, density, hardness; obscurity, cloud, darkness; thicket; depth, a thick body, anything thick or heavy"), equivalent to thick +"Ž -ness.

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