Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Being full; completeness.
  • n. The degree to which a space is full.
  • n. The degree to which fate has become known.
  • n. : 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

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From full +‎ -ness

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • "Some patients suffer from what I call fullness resistance - the important hormones (insulin, leptin) that are supposed to induce fullness no longer work effectively.

    Softpedia News - Global

  • He wanted to recall the fullness of life, to wake the solitude with sound, to disturb and trouble the hidden meditative silence of the leaden mass of water, flowing slowly to the sea; and of the dull, threatening clouds hanging motionless in the air.

    Creatures That Once Were Men, and other stories

  • With a new centre, everything has to be thought out anew into what St. Paul calls the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4: 13).

    The Jesus of History

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