Definition of thinness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈθɪnnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθɪnnəs//
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  1. 1the fact of having a smaller distance between opposite sides or surfaces than other similar objects or than normal The quality of the underlying colours depends on the thinness of the layer of glaze. opposite thickness (1)
  2. 2(sometimes disapproving) the quality of not having much flesh on your body the dangerous appeal of extreme thinness, fashionable among film stars
  3. 3the fact of air containing less oxygen than normal the thinness of the atmosphere/air
  4. 4the poor quality of something; lack of an important quality in something There is enough action in the film to camouflage the thinness of the plot.