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 (kŏn-krēt′, kŏng-, kŏn′krēt′, kŏng′-)
a. Of or relating to an actual, specific thing or instance; particular: had the concrete evidence needed to convict.
b. Relating to nouns, such as flower or rain, that denote a material or tangible object or phenomenon.
2. Existing in reality or in real experience; perceptible by the senses; real: concrete objects such as trees.
3. Formed by the coalescence of separate particles or parts into one mass; solid.
4. Made of hard, strong, conglomerate construction material.
n. (kŏn′krēt′, kŏng′-, kŏn-krēt′, kŏng-)
1. A hard, strong construction material consisting of sand, conglomerate gravel, pebbles, broken stone, or slag in a mortar or cement matrix.
2. A mass formed by the coalescence of particles.
v. (kŏn′krēt′, kŏng′-, kŏn-krēt′, kŏng-) con·cret·ed, con·cret·ing, con·cretes
1. To build, treat, or cover with hard, strong conglomerate construction material.
2. To form into a mass by coalescence or cohesion of particles or parts.
To harden; solidify.

[Middle English concret, from Latin concrētus, past participle of concrēscere, to grow together, harden : com-, com- + crēscere, to grow; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

con·crete′ly adv.
con·crete′ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concreteness - the quality of being concrete (not abstract)
literalness - adhereing to the concrete construal of something
corporality, corporeality, physicalness, materiality - the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
abstractness - the quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object
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(ˈkoŋkriːt) adjective
1. made of concrete. concrete slabs.
2. able to be seen and felt; real or definite. A wooden table is a concrete object.
a mixture of cement with sand etc used in building.
to spread with concrete. We'll have to concrete the garden path.
ˈconcreteness noun
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References in classic literature ?
His power in exposition; e.g., the number and concreteness of details, the power of selection, emphasis, and bringing out the essentials.
Azerbaijan demands concreteness in negotiation process, want to return its territories.
Lexical databases have been established in some languages, most often English, for which databases exist on imageability, frequency, concreteness, familiarity, meaningfulness and age of acquisition (Paivio, Yuille & Madigan, 1968; Coltheart, 1981; Altarriba, Bauer and Benvenuto, 1999; Balota, Pilotti & Cortese 2001; Bird, Franklin & Howard 2001; Cortese & Khanna, 2008; Brysbaert, Warriner & Kuperman, 2014).
Concreteness as a Prerequisite for Injury in Fact 2295
God calls each one of us by name, loving us individually in the concreteness of our history,' the pope said on April 18 during his weekly general audience.
Humans seek for a deeper meaning of existence, but is surrounded and exposed to a world of concreteness, where mystery must be sought for behind the surface.
Clarity and concreteness of goals are key, yet these are pitfalls in family businesses, particularly those that are not professionalized.
Scientists from Dartmouth College in the US tested the basic question would processing the same information on a digital versus non-digital platform affect 'construal levels' the fundamental level of concreteness versus abstractness that people use in perceiving and interpreting behaviors, events and other informational stimuli.
Thanks to Cardinal Tobin and bishops like him, the Catholic hierarchy in the United States is beginning to catch up with the concreteness of the gospel's message.
"Injury in fact" is defined as "an invasion of a legally protected interest which is (a) concrete and particularized and (b) actual or imminent." (31) Particularization means "it must affect the plaintiff in a personal and individual way." (32) Concreteness is a far more fleeting idea.
The abstractness effect describes the phenomenon of individuals responding to abstract words (e.g., sovereignty) more rapidly and accurately than they do to concrete words (e.g., desk) during concept processing, as opposed to the concreteness effect, whereby individuals process concrete words more rapidly and accurately than they do abstract words.