Fineness

Fine"ness

, n. [From Fine, a.] 1. The quality or condition of being fine.
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2. Freedom from foreign matter or alloy; clearness; purity; as, the fineness of liquor.
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The fineness of the gold, and chargeful fashion.
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3. The proportion of pure silver or gold in jewelry, bullion, or coins.
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The fineness of United States coin is nine tenths, that of English gold coin is eleven twelfths, and that of English silver coin is .
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4. Keenness or sharpness; as, the fineness of a needle's point, or of the edge of a blade.
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