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NOUN (4)

1. the quality of being very good indeed;
- Example: "the inn is distinguished by the fineness of its cuisine"
[syn: fineness, choiceness]

2. the property of being very narrow or thin;
- Example: "he marvelled at the fineness of her hair"
[syn: fineness, thinness]

3. having a very fine texture;
- Example: "the fineness of the sand on the beach"
[syn: fineness, powderiness]

4. the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance;
- Example: "the daintiness of her touch"
- Example: "the fineness of her features"
[syn: daintiness, delicacy, fineness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fineness \Fine"ness\, n. [From Fine, a.] 1. The quality or condition of being fine. [1913 Webster] 2. Freedom from foreign matter or alloy; clearness; purity; as, the fineness of liquor. [1913 Webster] The fineness of the gold, and chargeful fashion. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. The proportion of pure silver or gold in jewelry, bullion, or coins. [1913 Webster] Note: The fineness of United States coin is nine tenths, that of English gold coin is eleven twelfths, and that of English silver coin is [frac925x1000]. [1913 Webster] 4. Keenness or sharpness; as, the fineness of a needle's point, or of the edge of a blade. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fineness n 1: the quality of being very good indeed; "the inn is distinguished by the fineness of its cuisine" [syn: fineness, choiceness] 2: the property of being very narrow or thin; "he marvelled at the fineness of her hair" [syn: fineness, thinness] 3: having a very fine texture; "the fineness of the sand on the beach" [syn: fineness, powderiness] 4: the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance; "the daintiness of her touch"; "the fineness of her features" [syn: daintiness, delicacy, fineness]