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1. Remaining sound, entire, or uninjured; not impaired in any way.
2. Having all physical parts, especially:
a. Having the hymen unbroken.
b. Not castrated.

[Middle English, from Latin intāctus : in-, not; see in-1 + tāctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tag- in Indo-European roots.]

in·tact′ly adv.
in·tact′ness n.
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Noun1.intactness - the state of being unimpaired
flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection - the state of being without a flaw or defect
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The bones were in a fair state of preservation and indicated by their intactness that the flesh had probably been picked from them by vultures as none was broken; but the pieces of equipment bore out the suggestion of their great age.
Information regarding demographics, physiological intactness of spinal cord injury, neurological level, presence or absence of complications and co-morbidities at the time of admission to rehabilitation center was noted.
With the exception of any substance use disorder, which increased after controlling for age, the NNTs mostly remained unchanged after adjustment for sex, age, socioeconomic status, and family intactness.
"Its state of intactness, simple yet stylish design, early date and magnificent location all contribute to make this pool the outstanding surviving example of its type in Scotland."
Pre-procedure evaluation included: 1) skin intactness at puncture site; 2) no blood vessels across the needle approach on color Doppler flow imaging; 3) careful assessment of the target lymph node such as size, location, blood flow and adjacent structures; 4) the feasibility of hydrodissection with saline injection and percutaneous biopsy.
This means that for the clinical neuropsychologist RIAS-2 provides the best estimate of the intactness of intelligence in the patient without all of the other confounds.
The building was listed in 2011 on the grounds of architectural interest, interiors of note, well-preserved 'intactness' and rarity.
John: Yes, it can be, and I am a believer in anything that supports self-definition, intactness, and acknowledgment of continuance done in conjunction with ongoing restitution from colonizers and non-Aboriginal people/s.
The idea came to her that her intactness contained both sides of this control.
The high saponification values also ascertained by the intactness of oil or fat molecules (Denniston et al., 2004).In current study conducted sesame oil exhibited the highest saponification value than the other oil (Table 1).
Security vendors should keep trying to deny access to bad actors, but Sixgill will presume failure and focus on assuring the intactness of data streams, and on immediately exposing any successful compromises so people and automated systems do not act on inauthentic data.