What does flatten mean?

Definitions for flatten
ˈflæt nflat·ten

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flatten(verb)

    make flat or flatter

    "flatten a road"; "flatten your stomach with these exercises"

  2. flatten, flatten out(verb)

    become flat or flatter

    "The landscape flattened"

  3. flatten, drop(verb)

    lower the pitch of (musical notes)


  1. flatten(Verb)

    To make something flat or flatter.

  2. flatten(Verb)

    To press one's body tightly against a surface, such as a wall or floor, especially in order to avoid being seen or harmed.

  3. flatten(Verb)

    To knock down or lay low.

    The prize fighter quickly flattened his challenger.

  4. flatten(Verb)

    To become flat or flatter.

  5. flatten(Verb)

    To be knocked down or laid low.

  6. flatten(Verb)

    To lower by a semitone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flatten(adj)

    to reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness; to make flat; to level; to make plane

    Etymology: [From Flat, a.]

  2. Flatten(adj)

    to throw down; to bring to the ground; to prostrate; hence, to depress; to deject; to dispirit

    Etymology: [From Flat, a.]

  3. Flatten(adj)

    to make vapid or insipid; to render stale

    Etymology: [From Flat, a.]

  4. Flatten(adj)

    to lower the pitch of; to cause to sound less sharp; to let fall from the pitch

    Etymology: [From Flat, a.]

  5. Flatten(verb)

    to become or grow flat, even, depressed dull, vapid, spiritless, or depressed below pitch

    Etymology: [From Flat, a.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. flatten

    [common] To remove structural information, esp. to filter something with an implicit tree structure into a simple sequence of leaves; also tends to imply mapping to flat-ASCII. “This code flattens an expression with parentheses into an equivalent canonical form.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flatten in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flatten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of flatten in a Sentence

  1. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

    Were doing everything to flatten the curve, i dont think we are going to be able to flatten the curve enough to meet the capacity of the health care system.

  2. Jennifer Aniston:

    BUT still, there are many people in our country refusing to take the necessary steps to flatten the curve, and keep each other safe, people seem worried about their rights being taken away by being asked to wear a mask. This simple and effective recommendation is being politicized at the expense of peoples lives.And it really shouldnt be a debate.

  3. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    The message of 2014 has been: As the potential for Fed rate hikes has increased, the long end has done nothing but rally. I think the yield curve is going to flatten at a level previously thought unthinkable.

  4. Deutsche Bank:

    Chinese oil demand growth, the largest single contributor to world oil demand growth, may begin to flatten more quickly than some long-term projections indicate, this could result in world oil demand growth falling from its 2000-2016 trend of 1.1 million bpd year-on-year to only 800,000 bpd ... by 2024.

  5. Dan Field:

    The best thing everybody can do to help the medical profession as follow the rules set down to flatten the curve by minimizing contact and risk of infection. Only go to the emergency department if you are sicker than a dog and feel like you are heading towards death, otherwise, find some way of triaging yourself through telemedicine and similar no-contact communication.

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  • سطحArabic
  • изравнявам, просвам, изглаждамBulgarian
  • planejarCatalan, Valencian
  • rozdrtit, splácnout se, zplacatit, splácnout, zplacatit se, zploštit, uzemnit, zploštit se, srazit k zemiCzech
  • jævneDanish
  • plattmachen, flachmachen, plättenGerman
  • achatar, aplanarSpanish
  • صاف کردنPersian
  • litistää, tasoittaaFinnish
  • aplatirFrench
  • presegarIdo
  • appiattirsi, appiattire, atterrareItalian
  • whakatūpā, takapapaMāori
  • pletten, aandrukkenDutch
  • równać, spłaszczyć, zwalić, położyć, zwalać, spłaszczyć się, wyrównać się, wyrównać, kłaśćPolish
  • achatar, derrubarPortuguese
  • aplatiza, nivela, neteziRomanian
  • разгла́живать, расплю́щивать, разма́зать, раска́тывать, разгла́дить, раската́ть, расплю́щить, плю́щитьRussian
  • platta tillSwedish

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