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thickness

noun uk   /ˈθɪk.nəs/ us  
[U] the quality of being thick: The thickness of the mulch will prevent weeds growing around the shrubs. Just feel the thickness of this carpet! [C or U] the distance between the opposite sides of something: How do you measure the thickness of paper? Look at the thickness of that tree trunk. [C] a layer of something: Put several thicknesses of newspaper on the table before you start painting.
Translations of “thickness”
in Chinese (Traditional) 厚, 粗, 厚度(某物兩對邊間的距離)…
in Russian толщина…
in Turkish kalınlık, sıklık, koyuluk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 厚, 粗, 厚度(某物相对两边的距离)…
in Polish grubość…
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