Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being full or filled, in any sense of those words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being full, or of abounding; abundance; completeness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Being full; completeness.
  • noun The degree to which a space is full.
  • noun The degree to which fate has become known.
  • noun 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.

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

  • noun completeness over a broad scope
  • noun greatness of volume
  • noun the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing
  • noun the condition of being filled to capacity

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From full +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Stumpf, in fact, acknowledged two different sources of aesthetic enjoyment: the first lies in what he calls the fullness of formal relations that inhabit a true work of art among its parts; the second depends on the properties of the object or, more specifically, to the state of affairs presented.

    On A Trans-Atlantic Flight

  • I believe the Second Vatican Council coined the term fullness of faith and spoke of Protestant Christians not being in the fullness of faith but having legitimate BaptisMm.

    TEXAS FAITH: Why should science talk to religion? | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • No wonder I have such a difficult time "easing in fullness" - Ha! Such a simple thing yet it makes all the difference in the world.

    Same Pattern, 2nd Dress

  • But, in my mind, (and experience) taste plays a huge role in the food choice and the level of fullness is at times a distant second to the brains desire for more of that taste.

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Satiety Trumps Reward?

  • He says that it requires to much effort (chewing), but a minimal payoff in fullness/satiation.

    Life is just a bowl of salad.

  • In the second instance, it develops slowly, coming to perfection in fullness of time because of the life within.

    The Art of the Story-Teller

  • Further in, James Turrell's latest baptism-by-light-installation, "The Ganzfield Piece" offers an immersive experience in immaterial color, pure perception and what might be called the fullness of emptiness.

    NYT > Global Home

  • Further in, James Turrell's latest baptism-by-light-installation, "The Ganzfield Piece" offers an immersive experience in immaterial color, pure perception and what might be called the fullness of emptiness.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Further in, James Turrell's latest baptism-by-light-installation, "The Ganzfield Piece" offers an immersive experience in immaterial color, pure perception and what might be called the fullness of emptiness.

    NYT > Global Home

  • Further in, James Turrell's latest baptism-by-light-installation, "The Ganzfield Piece" offers an immersive experience in immaterial color, pure perception and what might be called the fullness of emptiness.

    NYT > Home Page

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