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flat 1

 (flăt)
adj. flat·ter, flat·test
1.
a. Having a smooth, even surface: a flat field. See Synonyms at level.
b. Having a relatively broad level surface in relation to thickness or depth: a flat box.
2.
a. Being in horizontal position; lying down: flat on his back.
b. Being without slope or curvature: a flat line on a chart.
c. Having a low heel or no heel: flat shoes.
3. Free of qualification; absolute: a flat refusal.
4. Fixed; unvarying: a flat rate.
5. Lacking interest or excitement; dull: a flat scenario.
6.
a. Lacking in flavor: a flat stew that needs salt.
b. Having lost effervescence or sparkle: flat beer.
7.
a. Deflated. Used of a tire.
b. Electrically discharged. Used of a storage battery.
8. Of or relating to a horizontal line that displays no ups or downs and signifies the absence of physiological activity: A flat electroencephalogram indicates a loss of brain function.
9. Of or relating to a hierarchy with relatively few tiers or levels: a flat organization chart.
10. Commercially inactive; sluggish: flat sales for the month.
11. Unmodulated; monotonous: a flat voice.
12. Lacking variety in tint or shading; uniform: "The sky was bright but flat, the color of oyster shells" (Anne Tyler).
13. Not glossy; matte: flat paint.
14. Music
a. Being below the correct pitch.
b. Being one half step lower than the corresponding natural key: the key of B flat.
15. Designating the vowel a as pronounced in bad or cat.
16. Nautical Taut. Used of a sail.
17. Informal Having small breasts.
adv.
1.
a. Level with the ground; horizontally.
b. On or up against a flat surface; at full length.
2. So as to be flat.
3.
a. Directly; completely: went flat against the rules; flat broke.
b. Exactly; precisely: arrived in six minutes flat.
4. Music Below the intended pitch.
5. Business Without interest charge.
n.
1. A flat surface or part.
2. often flats A stretch of level ground: salt flats.
3. A shallow frame or box for seeds or seedlings.
4. A movable section of stage scenery, usually consisting of a wooden frame and a decorated panel of wood or cloth.
5. A flatcar.
6. A deflated tire.
7. A shoe with a flat heel.
8. A large flat piece of mail.
9. A horse that competes in a flat race. Also called runner.
10. Music
a. A sign (♭) used to indicate that a note is to be lowered by a semitone.
b. A note that is lowered a semitone.
11. Football The area of the field to either side of an offensive formation.
v. flat·ted, flat·ting, flats
v.tr.
1. To make flat; flatten.
2. Music To lower (a note) a semitone.
v.intr. Music
To sing or play below the proper pitch.

[Middle English, from Old Norse flatr; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

flat′ly adv.
flat′ness n.

flat 2

 (flăt)
n.
1. An apartment on one floor of a building.
2. Archaic A story in a house.

[Alteration of Scots flet, inner part of a house, from Middle English, from Old English, floor, dwelling; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flatness - the property of having two dimensionsflatness - the property of having two dimensions
dimensionality - the spatial property of having dimensions; "all matter has dimensionality"
2.flatness - a want of animation or brilliance; "the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style"
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
3.flatness - a deficiency in flavor; "it needed lemon juice to sharpen the flatness of the dried lentils"
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
4.flatness - the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
dullness - a lack of visual brightness; "the brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea"
5.flatness - inactivityflatness - inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy; "the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"
inertia, inactiveness, inactivity - a disposition to remain inactive or inert; "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"
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flatness

noun
1. evenness, uniformity, smoothness, horizontality, levelness Notice the flatness and the rich, red earth.
2. dullness, emptiness, tedium, monotony, staleness, vapidity, insipidity He detected a certain flatness in the days that followed.
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flatness

noun
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Translations

flatness

[ˈflætnɪs] N
1. [of land] → llanura f, lo llano; [of surface] → lisura f
2. [of drink] → lo poco gaseoso
3. (fig) [of atmosphere, relationship, voice] → monotonía f
her voice had a weary flatnesssu voz tenía una monotonía cansina
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

flatness

[ˈflætnɪs] n [land] → absence f de relief, aspect m platflat pack flat-pack n (British)meuble m en kitflat racing ncourse f de platflat rate n [interest, tax] → taux m fixeflat-rate [ˈflætreɪt] modif [tax, charge] → forfaitaireflat-screen [ˈflætskriːn] modifà écran platflat season n (HORSE RACING)saison f des courses de plat
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

flatness

n
Flachheit f; (of nose)Plattheit f; (of surface)Ebenheit f
(fig)Fadheit f; (of painting, photo)Flachheit f, → Kontrastarmut f; (of colour)Stumpfheit f; (of joke, remark)Abgedroschenheit f; (of trade, market)Lustlosigkeit f; (of beer, wine)Schalheit f
(of refusal, denial)Deutlichkeit f, → Direktheit f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

flatness

[ˈflætnɪs] n (gen) → piattezza; (dullness) → piattezza, monotonia; (of land) → assenza di rilievi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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They are all studies in a kind of (un)form: Their overhead points of view are strangely indefinite, and their spaces are not uniformly sharp, so that their flatnesses are not as crisp and controlled as they might be.