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thicknessnoun

uk   /ˈθɪk.nəs/  us   /ˈθɪk.nəs/
[U] the quality of being thick: The thickness of the mulch will prevent weeds from 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.
(Definition of thickness from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thicknessnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈθɪk·nəs/
the state or quality of being thick; the distance from one side of something to the opposite side : the thickness of a mattress
A thickness is a layer of something: several thicknesses of fabric
(Definition of thickness from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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