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fineness

[′fīn·nəs]
(mathematics)
For a partition of a metric space, the least upper bound on distances between points in the same member of the partition.
For a partition of an interval into subintervals, the length of the longest subinterval. Also known as mesh; norm.
(metallurgy)
Degree of purity of gold or silver in parts per thousand.

fineness

1. A measure of particle-size distribution.
2. In paints, a measure of the size of pigment particles.
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0.01) from each other for boll weight, fiber length, fiber fineness, and fiber strength however significant differences were found for ginning out-turn (Table 1).
The authors showed that the rate of hydration depended on the fineness of cement particles, and high fineness was required for a rapid development of strength.
As a result of increased fly ash content, Blaine fineness is increased and therefore water demand of the cement paste is also increased.
The fiber fineness distribution of eri and mulberry cocoons of all places is shown in smoothened curves in Figures 3 and 4.
Nearly, after gathering of cement bags samples taken and tested for fineness (C 786 - 96) in laboratory and then for normal consistency (C 187 - 04), setting time (C 191 - 04b) and compressive strength (C 109/C 109M02).
This study mainly aims to investigate the effect of harvesting mode upon ramie yield and fiber fineness, and evaluate the utility value of the new harvesting mode.
The grain fineness of molding sand is measured using a test called sieve analysis, which is performed as follows:
Himmetoglu oil shale was comminuted to obtain feeds with different fineness. Representative samples were first crushed using a jaw crusher and then ground in a rod mill to obtain feeds of 100% passing <200 [micro]m, <150 [micro]m, <100 [micro]m, <75 [micro]m, <50 [micro]m, <35 [micro]m and <25 micron sizes.
These products are mostly manufactured by spun yarns of fineness of 12, 14, 17 and 20 tex, whereas the light cotton lingerie are manufactured by yarns of fineness of 14 and 17 tex with mass per unit area of 60 up to 100 g/[m.sup.2].
Next came "Standard Test Method for Assessing Clean Flax Fiber Fineness" and "Standard Test Method for the Measurement of Shives in Retted Flax."
Because of its fineness, it can also be used for flour enrichment.
It is this fineness, the quality of obvious decency that makes the scheme a quiet, undemonstrative example of how a city can re-embrace its waterside nature, and evoke the elegant aquatic northern European urban tradition that inspires us all from Amsterdam to Stockholm.