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NOUN (5)

1. the property of having two dimensions;
[syn: two-dimensionality, flatness, planeness]

2. a want of animation or brilliance;
- Example: "the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style"

3. a deficiency in flavor;
- Example: "it needed lemon juice to sharpen the flatness of the dried lentils"

4. the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss;
[syn: flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte]

5. inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy;
- Example: "the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"
[syn: languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

flatness \flat"ness\, n. 1. The quality or state of being flat. [1913 Webster] 2. Eveness of surface; want of relief or prominence; the state of being plane or level. [1913 Webster] 3. Want of vivacity or spirit; prostration; dejection; depression. [1913 Webster] 4. Want of variety or flavor; dullness; insipidity. [1913 Webster] 5. Depression of tone; the state of being below the true pitch; -- opposed to sharpness or acuteness. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

flatness n 1: the property of having two dimensions [syn: two- dimensionality, flatness, planeness] 2: a want of animation or brilliance; "the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style" 3: a deficiency in flavor; "it needed lemon juice to sharpen the flatness of the dried lentils" 4: the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss [syn: flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte] 5: inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy; "the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends" [syn: languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatness]