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