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tenuity

Noun

1 relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width; "the tenuity of a hair"; "the thinness of a rope" [syn: thinness, slenderness] [ant: thickness]
2 the quality of lacking intensity or substance; "a shrill yet sweet tenuity of voice"- Nathaniel Hawthorne [syn: feebleness]
3 a rarified quality; "the tenuity of the upper atmosphere" [syn: rarity, low density]

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Etymology

From Latin tenuitas.

Pronunciation

/təˈnjuːɪti/
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