Meaning of “thickness” in the English Dictionary


"thickness" in English

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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)