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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.
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