Fine"ness, n. [From Fine, a.]

1.

The quality or condition of being fine.

2.

Freedom from foreign matter or alloy; clearness; purity; as, the fineness of liquor.

The fineness of the gold, and chargeful fashion. Shak.

3.

The proportion of pure silver or gold in jewelry, bullion, or coins.

⇒ The fineness of United States coin is nine tenths, that of English gold coin is eleven twelfths, and that of English silver coin is .

4.

Keenness or sharpness; as, the fineness of a needle's point, or of the edge of a blade.

 

© Webster 1913.

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