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[fuhz-ee] /ˈfʌz i/

adjective, fuzzier, fuzziest.
of the nature of or resembling :
a soft, fuzzy material.
covered with :
a plant with broad, fuzzy leaves.
indistinct; blurred:
A fuzzy photograph usually means you jiggled the camera.
muddleheaded or incoherent:
a fuzzy thinker; to become fuzzy after one drink.
adjective fuzzier, fuzziest
of, resembling, or covered with fuzz
indistinct; unclear or distorted
not clearly thought out or expressed
(of the hair) tightly curled or very wavy
(maths) of or relating to a form of set theory in which set membership depends on a likelihood function: fuzzy set, fuzzy logic
(of a computer program or system) designed to operate according to the principles of fuzzy logic, so as to be able to deal with data which is imprecise or has uncertain boundaries

1610s, “soft, spongy,” from fuzz + -y (2). Cf. Low German fussig “weak, loose, spongy,” Dutch voos “spongy.” From 1713 as “covered with fuzz;” 1778 as “blurred;” and 1937 as “imprecise,” with reference to thought, etc. Related: Fuzzily; fuzziness.



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