betterness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English betternes, equivalent to better +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

betterness (countable and uncountable, plural betternesses)

  1. (uncountable) The state or quality of being better; superiority.
  2. (countable) The result or product of being better.
  3. (minting) The amount by which a precious metal exceeds the the standard of fineness.

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