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

  2. Flatten(adj)

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

  3. Flatten(adj)

    to make vapid or insipid; to render stale

  4. Flatten(adj)

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

  5. Flatten(verb)

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

  6. Origin: [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. Hilaire Belloc:

    I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em.

  2. Yousef Abbasi:

    My big hang-up here is when the curve does start to flatten, that doesn't mean we can return to normal human and economic behavior, if we do return to normal human and economic behavior, we risk the chance the curve goes parabolic again. Just from the perspective of how long this potentially can last, there's still a great deal of uncertainty.

  3. Josh Archambault:

    This good work cant stop here, though. It is critical that we further open opportunities for those on private insurance to see medical professionals including nurses and physicians assistantsto practice telemedicine without being confined to the borders of their own state, if we want to flatten the curve, its going to take all hands on deck.

  4. Zulfu Livaneli:

    The government warned it would flatten Sur and build a new city in its place with apartment blocks and shopping malls.

  5. 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.

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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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