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

 nice·ty /ˈnaɪsəti, sti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ni·ce·ty n.; pl. Niceties
 1. The quality or state of being nice (in any of the senses of that word.).
    The miller smiled of her nicety.   --Chaucer.
 2. Delicacy or exactness of perception; minuteness of observation or of discrimination; precision.
 3. A delicate expression, act, mode of treatment, distinction, or the like; a minute distinction.
    The fineness and niceties of words.   --Locke.
 To a nicety, with great exactness or accuracy.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or
           propriety; "it was performed with justness and beauty"
           [syn: justness, rightness]
      2: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude;
         "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy
         the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning" [syn: nuance,
          shade, subtlety, refinement]