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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•creteˈkɒn krit, ˈkɒŋ-, kɒnˈkrit, kɒŋ-(adj.; n.; v.)-cret•ed, -cret•ing.

  1. (adj.)constituting an actual thing or instance; real; perceptible; substantial:

    concrete proof.

  2. pertaining to or concerned with realities or actual instances rather than abstractions; particular as opposed to general:

    concrete proposals.

  3. referring to an actual substance or thing, as opposed to an abstract quality:

    The words “cat,”“water,” and “teacher” are concrete, whereas the words “truth,”“excellence,” and “adulthood” are abstract.

  4. made of concrete:

    concrete blocks.

    Category: Building Trades

  5. formed by coalescence of separate particles into a mass; united in a coagulated, condensed, or solid mass or state.

  6. (n.)an artificial, stonelike building material made by mixing cement and various aggregates, as sand, gravel, or shale, with water and allowing the mixture to harden.

    Category: Building Trades

    Ref: Compare reinforced concrete.

  7. any of various other artificial building or paving materials, as those containing tar.

    Category: Building Trades

  8. a concrete idea or term; a word or notion referring to an actual thing or instance.

  9. a mass formed by coalescence or concretion of particles of matter.

  10. (v.t.)to treat or lay with concrete.

  11. to form into a mass by coalescence of particles; render solid.

  12. to make real, tangible, or particular.

  13. (v.i.)to coalesce into a mass; become solid; harden.

Origin of concrete:

1375–1425; late ME < L concrētus composed, formed, solid, orig. ptp. of concrēscere to harden <crēscere to grow, increase

con•crete′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. concreteness(noun)

    the quality of being concrete (not abstract)

Wiktionary

  1. concreteness(Noun)

    the state of being concrete

  2. concreteness(Noun)

    The result of being concrete

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concreteness(noun)

    the quality of being concrete


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