fineness


fineness
(fine)
   a unit of proportion equal to 1/1000. This unit is used to express the purity of alloys of gold or other precious metals. A statement that a gold bar is "999 fine" means that the bar contains at most 0.1% other metals. See also per mill.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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  • Fineness — Fine ness, n. [From {Fine}, a.] 1. The quality or condition of being fine. [1913 Webster] 2. Freedom from foreign matter or alloy; clearness; purity; as, the fineness of liquor. [1913 Webster] The fineness of the gold, and chargeful fashion. Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fineness — Fineness. См. Чистота. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • fineness — index quality (excellence), sensibility Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fineness — [fīn′nis] n. 1. the quality or state of being fine 2. the proportion of pure gold or silver in an alloy …   English World dictionary

  • Fineness — The fineness of a precious metal refers to the ratio of the primary metal to any additives or impurities. Most precious metal is used in the form of an alloy. Other metals are added to increase hardness, to make the metal more practical for use… …   Wikipedia

  • fineness — noun 1. the quality of being very good indeed (Freq. 1) the inn is distinguished by the fineness of its cuisine • Syn: ↑choiceness • Derivationally related forms: ↑choice (for: ↑choiceness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fineness — praba statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Tauriojo metalo masės dalių skaičius tūkstantyje lydinio masės dalių. atitikmenys: angl. assay; fineness; hallmark; purity; standard of purity rus. проба …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fineness — Ⅰ. fine [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) of very high quality. 2) satisfactory. 3) in good health and feeling well. 4) (of the weather) bright and clear. 5) (of a thread, filament, or hair) thin. 6) of delicate or intricate w …   English terms dictionary

  • fineness — noun see fine III …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fineness — /fuyn nis/, n. 1. the state or quality of being fine. 2. the proportion of pure precious metal in an alloy, often expressed in parts per thousand. [1400 50; late ME; see FINE1, NESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • fineness — noun a) The ratio, in a precious metal, of the primary metal to any additives or impurities. b) The ratio of a ships length to her beam …   Wiktionary


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