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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fast·ness /ˈfæs(t)nəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fast·ness /ˈfæs(t)nəs/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fast·ness, n.
 1. The state of being fast and firm; firmness; fixedness; security; faithfulness.
    All . . . places of fastness [are] laid open.   --Sir J. Davies.
 2. A fast place; a stronghold; a fortress or fort; a secure retreat; a castle; as, the enemy retired to their fastnesses in the mountains.
 3. Conciseness of style. [Obs.]
 4. The state of being fast or swift.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the
           project advanced with gratifying speed" [syn: speed, swiftness]
      2: the quality of being fixed in place [syn: fixedness, fixity,
          fixture, secureness]
      3: a strongly fortified defensive structure [syn: stronghold]