fineness

[fahyn-nis]
noun
1.
the state or quality of being fine.
2.
the proportion of pure precious metal in an alloy, often expressed in parts per thousand.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see fine1, -ness

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fineness (ˈfaɪnnɪs)
 
n
1.  the state or quality of being fine
2.  a measurement of the purity of precious metal, expressed as the number of parts per thousand that is precious metal

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Example sentences
The difference is not in the number, but in the fineness of the hair that grows
  from those follicles.
She knew the nervous fineness with which he could feel an objection.
For the gastronome, the grinder offered a new degree of fineness and
  consistency of texture.
Fineness and maturity are important because yarn made from fine fibers is
  stronger, and mature fibers absorb dye better.
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