Aboutness



noun

the totality of subjects explicitly or implicitly addressed; the property or state of being about something
Examples

Aboutness plays a prominent role in information retrieval systems.
Word Origin

by 1906
Contemporary Examples

It’s just that their aboutness can’t be translated into non-visual terms.
An Einstein Eye Blake Gopnik May 17, 2012

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  • Above all

    in, at, or to a higher place. overhead, upstairs, or in the sky: My brother lives in the apartment above. A flock of birds circled above. higher in rank, authority, or power: She was told to speak to the person above. higher in quantity or number: books with 100 pages and above. before or earlier, […]

  • Above

    in, at, or to a higher place. overhead, upstairs, or in the sky: My brother lives in the apartment above. A flock of birds circled above. higher in rank, authority, or power: She was told to speak to the person above. higher in quantity or number: books with 100 pages and above. before or earlier, […]



  • Above and beyond

    More than is required. This somewhat redundant expression— above and beyond here both denote excess—often precedes the call of duty , which means exceeding what a particular job requires. Thus Putting in overtime without pay is above and beyond the call of duty . Also see over and above

  • Above board

    in open sight; without tricks, concealment, or disguise: Their actions are open and aboveboard. Contemporary Examples Camp Jan Brewer, in the meantime, assures all that the new Bible-civ class will be constitutional and above board. Governor Brewer Throws Arizona Base a Bone by Signing Bible Law Terry Greene Sterling April 18, 2012 But if the […]



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