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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quickness  \Quick"ness\,  n. 
  1.  The  condition  or  quality  of  being  quick  or  living;  life. 
  Touch  it  with  thy  celestial  quickness.  --Herbert. 
  2.  Activity;  briskness;  especially,  rapidity  of  motion; 
  speed;  celerity;  as  quickness  of  wit. 
  This  deed  .  .  .  must  send  thee  hence  With  fiery 
  quickness.  --Shak. 
  His  mind  had  indeed,  great  quickness  and  vigor.  -- 
  3.  Acuteness  of  perception;  keen  sensibility. 
  Would  not  quickness  of  sensation  be  an  inconvenience 
  to  an  animal  that  must  lie  still  ?  --Locke 
  4.  Sharpness;  pungency  of  taste.  --Mortimer. 
  Syn:  Velocity;  celerity;  rapidity;  speed;  haste;  expedition; 
  promptness;  dispatch;  swiftness;  nimbleness;  fleetness; 
  agility;  briskness;  liveliness;  readiness;  sagacity; 
  shrewdness;  shrewdness;  sharpness;  keenness. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  skillful  performance  without  difficulty;  "his  quick 
  adeptness  was  a  product  of  good  design"  [syn:  {adeptness}, 
  {adroitness},  {deftness},  {facility}] 
  2:  intelligence  as  revealed  by  an  ability  to  give  correct 
  responses  without  delay  [syn:  {mental  quickness},  {quick-wittedness}] 
  3:  a  rate  that  is  rapid  [syn:  {celerity},  {rapidity}] 

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