Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being red in color.
  • n. A red discoloration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being red; red color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being red; a red color.

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

  • n. red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
  • n. a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

Etymologies

From red +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Redness causes redness is not the equivalent of "certain features of life are best explained with reference to the purposeful arrangement of parts."

    Bunny and a Book

  • Of course, just as results from laser treatments vary from patient to patient, there can also be pain associated with certain treatments, as well as possible side affects, including short-term redness, burning and even hyper-pigmentation.

    Beauty In A Flash

  • He was at one and the same instant all modern, all imminently primitive, capable of fighting in redness of tooth and claw, desirous of remaining modern for as long as he could with his will master the study of ebon black of skin and dazzling white of decoration that confronted him.

    Chapter 9

  • It has, indeed, such a configuration of particles, both night and day, as are apt, by the rays of light rebounding from some parts of that hard stone, to produce in us the idea of redness, and from others the idea of whiteness; but whiteness or redness are not in it at any time, but such a texture that hath the power to produce such a sensation in us.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • But this seems to have matters the wrong way around: If this psychosemantics or that one cannot predict that Cynthia is representing redness, that is an objection to the psychosemantics, not to the claim that Cynthia is representing redness, which claim is more credible than is any particular psychosemantics.

    Representational Theories of Consciousness

  • On this Fregean view of the content of perception, the difference between Invert's and Nonvert's experiences is that they represent the very same property, namely redness, in different ways, or under different modes of presentation.

    Inverted Qualia

  • We call the redness, the roundness, the hardness and the singleness, 'qualities' of the marble; and it sounds, at first, the height of absurdity to say that all these qualities are modes of our own consciousness, which cannot even be conceived to exist in the marble.

    Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work

  • We call the redness, the roundness, the hardness, and the singleness, "qualities" of the marble; and it sounds, at first, the height of absurdity to say that all these qualities are modes of our own consciousness, which cannot even be conceived to exist in the marble.

    Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews

  • -- The only change made in the nomenclature of this order is the slight one of 'rubra' for 'rubus': partly to express true sisterhood with the other Charites; partly to enforce the idea of redness, as characteristic of the race, both in the lovely purple and russet of their winter leafage, and in the exquisite bloom of scarlet on the stems in strong young shoots.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • After a part has been long affected with rheumatic inflammation the excitability of the muscular fibres becomes so far exhausted, that a state of indirect debility takes place, and an inflammation, accompanied with pain and redness, which is very different from that I formerly described, as it depends upon a debilitated or relaxed state of the parts, instead of too great a degree of excitement.

    Popular Lectures on Zoonomia Or The Laws of Animal Life, in Health and Disease

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