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Definition of "flatness" []

  • Horizontal; level (adjective)
  • Even or smooth, without projections or depressions (adjective)
  • Lying stretched out at full length; prostrate (adjective)
  • Having little depth or thickness; shallow (adjective)
  • Having a surface or side in complete contact with another surface (adjective)
  • Spread out, unrolled, or levelled (adjective)
  • (of a tyre) deflated, either partially or completely (adjective)
  • (of shoes) having an unraised or only slightly raised heel (adjective)
  • (of races, racetracks, or racecourses) not having obstacles to be jumped (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or connected with flat racing as opposed to steeplechasing and hurdling (adjective)
  • Without qualification; total (adjective)
  • Without possibility of change; fixed (adjective)
  • Neither more nor less; exact (adjective)
  • Unexciting or lacking point or interest (adjective)
  • Without variation or resonance; monotonous (adjective)
  • (of food) stale or tasteless (adjective)
  • (of beer, sparkling wines, etc) having lost effervescence, as by exposure to air (adjective)
  • (of trade, business, a market, etc) commercially inactive; sluggish (adjective)
  • (of a battery) fully discharged; dead (adjective)
  • (of a print, photograph, or painting) lacking contrast or shading between tones (adjective)
  • (of paint) without gloss or lustre; matt (adjective)
  • (of a painting) lacking perspective (adjective)
  • (of lighting) diffuse (adjective)
  • Denoting a note of a given letter name (or the sound it represents) that has been lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone (adjective)
  • (of an instrument, voice, etc) out of tune by being too low in pitch (adjective)
  • In or into a prostrate, level, or flat state or position (adverb)
  • Completely or utterly; absolutely (adverb)
  • Exactly; precisely (adverb)
  • Lower than a standard pitch (adverb)
  • Too low in pitch (adverb)
  • A flat object, surface, or part (noun)
  • A low-lying tract of land, esp a marsh or swamp (noun)
  • A mud bank exposed at low tide (noun)
  • An accidental that lowers the pitch of the following note by one chromatic semitone (noun)
  • A note affected by this accidental (noun)
  • A rectangular wooden frame covered with painted canvas, etc, used to form part of a stage setting (noun)
  • A punctured car tyre (noun)
  • A flatboat or lighter (noun)
  • A shallow box or container, used for holding plants, growing seedlings, etc (noun)
  • To make or become flat (verb)
  • The state of being flat (noun)

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  • The state of being two-dimensional; planar : planarity (noun)
  • The state of being bland : dullness (noun)
  • Mattness, the quality of a painted surface which scatters or absorbs the light falling on it, so as to be substantially free from gloss or sheen (noun)
  • Lack of bouquet and freshness of a wine, through too much aeration or infection with film yeasts (noun)

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Use "flatness" in a sentence
  • "My reservations about Mr. Galassi's translations have to do with a certain flatness of tone."
  • "Whatever you were doing pursuant to flatness is a particular: it is its own witness."
  • "'Sure, places like Facebook and MySpace and LinkedIn have their utility, but their flatness is a problem.'"