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 for flatness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  flatness \flat"ness\, n.
     1. The quality or state of being flat.
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     2. Eveness of surface; want of relief or prominence; the
        state of being plane or level.
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     3. Want of vivacity or spirit; prostration; dejection;
        depression.
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     4. Want of variety or flavor; dullness; insipidity.
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     5. Depression of tone; the state of being below the true
        pitch; -- opposed to sharpness or acuteness.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  flatness
      n 1: the property of having two dimensions [syn: two-
           dimensionality, flatness, planeness]
      2: a want of animation or brilliance; "the almost self-conscious
         flatness of Hemingway's style"
      3: a deficiency in flavor; "it needed lemon juice to sharpen the
         flatness of the dried lentils"
      4: the property of having little or no contrast; lacking
         highlights or gloss [syn: flatness, lusterlessness,
         lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte]
      5: inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy; "the general
         appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends" [syn:
         languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatness]

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