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Definition of "thickness" []

  • The quality or condition of being thick. (noun)
  • The dimension between two surfaces of an object, usually the dimension of smallest measure. (noun)
  • A layer, sheet, stratum, or ply: Each floor is a single thickness of concrete. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thickness" in a sentence
  • "As this elementary thickness is not known with a precision greater than 4 per cent, it seems impossible to verify the law above a certain thickness."
  • "We took a bunch of odd pieces and scraps, trimmed the fat off (important to get the fat off), and cut the pieces into two and three inch strips that varied in thickness but probably averaged a quarter inch."
  • "The paper should be good and charming as paper; the Dutch paper is too unequal in thickness for accurate printing, and the good French papers a trifle hard - The English papers of Batchelor & Arnold cannot be matched out of this country"