Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being concrete
  • n. the result of being concrete

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being concrete.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being concrete, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being concrete (not abstract)

Etymologies

concrete +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "And we didn't see that kind of concreteness from President Obama."

    John Feffer: Carbon Disarmament

  • The media attach an unwarranted "concreteness" to sample estimates out of proportion to their real status, probably out of sheer ignorance.

    Review of Gene Epstein, Econospinning

  • Notice how the second sentence has to bring some kind of concreteness to the initially vague and intuitively silly opening statement.

    Strange Affinities: A Partial Return to Wordsworthian Poetics After Modernism

  • "fine white thread running, through years and years," and Hans flirts with the possibility that language may not precisely describe the world ( "I was assaulted by the notion, arriving in the form of a terrifying stroke of consciousness, that substance-everything of so called concreteness-was indistinct from its unnameable opposite").

    NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • It has a kind of concreteness to is that a Latin language doesn't have.

    OpEdNews

  • The cosmic symbol of the rising sun expresses the universality of God above all particular places and yet maintains the concreteness of divine revelation.

    Ignatius Insight Article on Restoring Ad Orientem

  • Sydney Chaffee continued, "I've gotten closer to achieving a balance between two extremes in my own intentions -- the extreme concreteness of many 9th graders' first intentions and the extreme flimsiness of the overly poetic, grand intentions of my first few years which were hard for me to know if I was actually doing."

    Meg Campbell: What's Your Intention This School Year?

  • Netherland recognizes the tenuous nature of a self, that "fine white thread running, through years and years," and Hans flirts with the possibility that language may not precisely describe the world ( "I was assaulted by the notion, arriving in the form of a terrifying stroke of consciousness, that substance — everything of so called concreteness — was indistinct from its unnameable opposite").

    2009 January 27 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • Now in their fourth week, the protests are proving that it is not the concreteness of their demands but the staying power and resonance of their anger that have caught our attention.

    Rep. Keith Ellison: Occupy Wall Street's Real Demands

  • In it they identify six key principles of stickability: simplicity, unexpectedness, concreteness, credibility, emotions, and stories.

    What Chewing Gum Does to Your Hair or How to Write Sticky | Write to Done

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