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Roundness definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ROUND'NESS, n.
1. The quality of being round, circular, spherical, globular or cylindrical; circularity; sphericity; cylindrical form; rotundity; as the roundness of the globe, of the orb of the sun, of a ball, of a bowl, etc.
2. Fullness; smoothness of flow; as the roundness of a period.
3. Openness; plainness; boldness; positiveness; as the roundness of an assertion.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the fullness of a tone of voice; "there is a musky roundness to his wordiness" [syn: roundness, rotundity]
2: the quality of being round numbers; "he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making"
3: the property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular [ant: angularity]
4: the bodily property of being well rounded [syn: plumpness, embonpoint, roundness]

Merriam Webster's

noun see round I

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Roundness Round"ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being round in shape; as, the roundness of the globe, of the orb of the sun, of a ball, of a bowl, a column, etc. 2. Fullness; smoothness of flow; as, the roundness of a period; the roundness of a note; roundness of tone. 3. Openess; plainess; boldness; positiveness; as, the roundness of an assertion. Syn: Circularity; sphericity; globosity; globularity; globularness; orbicularness; cylindricity; fullness; plumpness; rotundity.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Sphericity, circularity, rotundness, rotundity, globosity, globularity, globularness, orbicularness, cylindricity, fulness, plumpness. 2. Fulness, smoothness of flow. 3. Openness, plainness, boldness, positiveness.

Moby Thesaurus

annularity, annulation, artlessness, belly, bluffness, bluntness, broadness, brusqueness, candidness, candor, circularity, convexity, cylindricality, directness, forthrightness, frankness, freedom, freeness, genuineness, globosity, globularity, ingenuousness, openheartedness, openness, orbicularity, outspokenness, plain dealing, plain speaking, plainness, plainspokenness, rotundity, rotundness, sincerity, sphericality, sphericalness, sphericity, spheroidicity, spheroidity, straightforwardness, unconstraint, unreserve, unrestraint



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