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denier1

Syllabification: de·ni·er
Pronunciation: /ˈdenyər
 
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noun

1A unit of weight by which the fineness of silk, rayon, or nylon yarn is measured, equal to the weight in grams of 9,000 meters of the yarn and often used to describe the thickness of hosiery: 840 denier nylon
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  • It is made of 210 - denier nylon with PVC coating.
  • All are constructed of 300 - denier nylon and include lots of value-added features.
  • For nylon bags, consider its denier, or thickness.
2 historical A French coin, equal to one twelfth of a sou, which was withdrawn from use in the 19th century.
Example sentences
  • So maybe the French tennis playing public were playing for one ‘gros denier tournois ‘per point up to the maximum stake of sixty deniers for a game.’
  • And it so happens that at about the same time there was a coin in circulation called a ‘gros denier tournois ‘which was worth 15 deniers.’
  • That April, Descartes came in from Holland to argue against the existence of vacuums and ended up owing 15 deniers when Blaise set a shot of Sambuca on fire and made the glass stick to the palm of his hand.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin denarius (see denarius). sense 1 dates from the mid 19th century.

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denier2

Syllabification: de·ni·er
Pronunciation: /dəˈnīər
 
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noun

A person who denies something: a prominent denier of global warming
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  • But if you read on, you find that this only means that some of the long-standing evidence deniers merely keep on denying the evidence.
  • In any case, to encourage debate about the theories of holocaust deniers is a wholly neutral and unremarkable activity.
  • Holocaust deniers intentionally blur the distinction between the First Amendment right to speak freely, without government restraint, and the right to publicity, an audience, and scholarly consideration.

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