Meaning of FINENESS in English

FINENESS

/fuyn"nis/ , n.

1. the state or quality of being fine.

2. the proportion of pure precious metal in an alloy, often expressed in parts per thousand.

[ 1400-50; late ME; see FINE 1 , -NESS ]

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