What does blackness mean?

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ˈblæk nɪsblack·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. black, blackness, inkinessnoun

    the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)

  2. total darkness, lightlessness, blackness, pitch blackness, blacknoun

    total absence of light

    "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night"

Wiktionary

  1. blacknessnoun

    The state, property or quality of being black.

    The blackness of outerspace comes from the lack of anything to reflect light rather than the absence of black.

  2. blacknessnoun

    The result or product of being black.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Blacknessnoun

    Etymology: from black.

    Blackness is only a disposition to absorb, or stifle, without reflection, most of the rays of every sort that fall on the bodies. John Locke, Elements of Natural Philosophy, c. ii.

    There would emerge one or more very black spots, and, within those, other spots of an intenser blackness. Isaac Newton, Opt.

    His tongue, his prating tongue, had chang’d him quite,
    To sooty blackness from the purest white. Joseph Addison, Ovid.

    His faults in him seem as the spots of heav’n,
    More fiery by night’s blackness. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blacknessnoun

    the quality or state of being black; black color; atrociousness or enormity in wickedness

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blackness in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blackness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of blackness in a Sentence

  1. Lawrence Brown:

    When you combine the psychological impact of racism, anti-blackness, economic conditions, red-lining, disinvestment.

  2. Rachel Dolezal:

    You can't just say in one sentence what is blackness or what is black culture or what makes you who you are.

  3. Nikole Hannah-Jones:

    This year, to me, is just reflective of what I’ve always understood about this country, and that is that steps forward, steps towards racial progress, are always met with an intensive backlash. That we are a society that willfully does not want to deal with the anti-Blackness that is at the core of so many of our institutions and really our society itself.

  4. Devon Jerome Crawford:

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is implicated in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, this killing indicates the detachment of city leaders from the plight of black, teenage youth on the South Side of Chicago and a willingness by the city to criminalize blackness as opposed to reforming structural inequality.

  5. Saint Heron:

    We hope that by encountering these works, our community is inspired to further explore and study the breadth of artistic expression and the impact of Blackness in creative innovation throughout history.

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