Last modified on 31 March 2015, at 03:11

fineness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

fine +‎ -ness

NounEdit

fineness (countable and uncountable, plural finenesses)

  1. The quality or degree of being fine.
  2. The ratio, in a precious metal, of the primary metal to any additives or impurities.
  3. The ratio of a ship's length to her beam.

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