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done +‎ -ness


doneness (plural donenesses)

  1. The extent to which a food has been cooked enough.
    • 2004, Wayne Gisslen, Professional Baking, John Wiley & Sons ISBN 9780471464273, page 207
      Testing the temperature with a candy thermometer is the most accurate way to determine the doneness of a syrup.
    • 2010, Lou Sackett, Jaclyn Pestka, Wayne Gisslen, Professional Garde Manger: A Comprehensive Guide to Cold Food Preparation, John Wiley & Sons ISBN 9780470179963, page 91
      Unlike meat cookery, in which doneness is specified by customer order and determined by temperature, ...
    • 2011, McFadden Layton, Linda Larsen, Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons ISBN 9781118206126, page 53
      In this section we look at how to test doneness of baked goods using three methods: observation, touch tests, and internal temperature.
  2. The property of being finished; completion.
    • 2002, Ellen Gottesdiener, Requirements by Collaboration: Workshops for Defining Needs
      You can use a metaphor as a loose form of doneness testing. In one workshop, we used a bull's-eye. I created a poster with a bull's-eye showing concentric circles with the label "100%" in the center.
    • 2013, Tom DeMarco, ‎Tim Lister, Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects (page 125)
      EVR is intended to give you objective evidence of partial doneness, something that will allow you to draw—and believe in—a picture like this: There will still be a period early in the project when progress is supported only by faith.