borderlineness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

borderline +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

borderlineness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being borderline.
    • 2013, Gillian Russell, Delia Graff Fara, Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Language (page 144)
      We turn next to the puzzle of borderlineness: If Harry is intermediate between clear cases and clear noncases of baldness, “Is Harry bald?” seems to have no good, direct, answer.