Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or quality of being tight, in any sense of that word.

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

  • noun The quality or condition of being tight.

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  • noun The quality or degree of being tight

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

  • noun a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
  • noun extreme stinginess
  • noun a tight feeling in some part of the body
  • noun the spatial property of being crowded together
  • noun lack of movement or room for movement

Etymologies

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tight +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Air tightness is determined with a blower door test which pressurizes (and depressurizes) the house to 50 Pascals.

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  • St. Louis OF Jim Edmonds is day-to-day with groin tightness after leaving Thursday's game. …

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  • Brazilian supply still months away, near term tightness should support.

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  • Brazilian supply still months away, near term tightness should support.

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  • India is a "potential important contributor to medium-term tightness of the iron ore market,"

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  • Clijsters later played down the injury she described as tightness in her left hip, saying she will ­undergo an MRI next week to make sure it is nothing serious.

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  • This credit tightness translates into smaller positions held for shorter durations that provide greater liquidity in case of sharp upward pressure in any of the various commodity markets.

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  • This credit tightness translates into smaller positions held for shorter durations that provide greater liquidity in case of sharp upward pressure in any of the various commodity markets.

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  • This credit tightness translates into smaller positions held for shorter durations that provide greater liquidity in case of sharp upward pressure in any of the various commodity markets.

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  • Indian companies felt marginally relieved on Monday after the Reserve Bank of India cut the cash reserve ratio by 50 basis points as most of them expected only short-term tightness to ease a bit.

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