Definitions

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  • n. the state of being jagged

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. something irregular like a bump on or crack in a smooth surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being jagged or denticulated; unevenness.

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

  • n. something irregular like a bump or crack in a smooth surface

Etymologies

jagged +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Their form is shard-like: all harsh angles with a jaggedness that evokes crystals or canyon rock formations.

    Architect Returns to Drawing Board

  • Observed sufficiently closely, shorelines were almost intractably irregular, with a small-scale jaggedness that defied any simple depiction or measurement.

    Benoit Mandelbrot, pioneer in fractal geometry, dies at 85

  • I felt the smoothness and the contrasting jaggedness of the crucifix across my palm and brooded over the agonizing pain and misery the Son of God suffered on my behalf.

    A Book of Miracles

  • The paragraph break emphasizes the jaggedness of the narrative leap — and, perhaps equally important from a submission perspective, renders the plot twist easier for a skimming eye to catch.

    Author! Author! » 2010 » June

  • It would be interesting to have someone do a study of the relative jaggedness or temporal compression of poll shifts today versus 30 years ago.

    Terry McAuliffe To Campaign Extensively For Obama In Virginia

  • Besides the thumb, the brush/cutout/jaggedness on her left/our right arm....

    Monte Carlo Resort: World's Worst Hitchhiker

  • No amount of virtual connectivity will ever suffice, either, because face-to-face interaction provides things that online conversation can never deliver: touch, the complex emotional valences of expression and smell, inflection or tone of voice, the awkward but essential jaggedness of being present in the world.

    The Tyranny of E-mail

  • Its low resolution showed jaggedness along edges and only fair color reproduction.

    Two digital photo frames that try to do more

  • And by this, we were come almost unto the fire-hole; and immediately, I saw that I knew the place, for there went upward beside the fire, a great jaggedness of rock, that I had seen upon mine upward way.

    The Night Land

  • I mean something more: there's a powerful unfinished jaggedness in the weft and warp of the piece; a quality a writer can only achieve by forcing the writing at pressure, not spending too much time blotting the words.

    Archive 2007-08-01

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