Fine"ness, n. [From Fine, a.]
The quality or condition of being fine.
Freedom from foreign matter or alloy; clearness; purity; as, the fineness of liquor.
The fineness of the gold, and chargeful fashion.
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 .
Keenness or sharpness; as, the fineness of a needle's point, or of the edge of a blade.
© Webster 1913.