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



    BrE BrE//ˈpætʃinəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpætʃinəs//
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  1. 1the state of existing or happening in some places and not others The patchiness of the recovery makes businesses wary about expanding.
  2. 2the state of being incomplete; the fact of being good in some parts but not others synonym unevenness (2) The film has been criticized for patchiness.