fullness

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fulnesse, folnesse, from Old English fulnes, fylnes, fyllnis(completeness; abundance), equivalent to full +‎ -ness. Cognate with Old High German folnissi(fullness).

Noun[edit]

fullness ‎(usually uncountable, plural fullnesses)

  1. Being full; completeness.
  2. The degree to which a space is full.
  3. (figuratively) The degree to which fate has become known. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. (bodybuilding): A measure of the degree to which a muscle has increased in size parallel to the axis of its contraction. A full muscle fills more of the space along the part of the body where it is connected.

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