Headlessness vs Headless - What's the difference?

headlessness | headless |

Headlessness is a derived term of headless.

As a noun headlessness

is the state of being headless.

As an adjective headless is

without a head; decapitated.

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  • The state of being headless.
  • headless



  • Without a head; decapitated.
  • How did the headless horseman see to chase Ichabod?
  • Without a head in the sense of leadership.
  • The headless army blundered along after the death of their general, accomplishing nothing.
  • (linguistics, of a phrase or compound) Not having a head morpheme or word.
  • (computing) Running without a user interface; specifically , running without a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
  • * 2003 , William Boswell, Inside Windows Server 2003 , Addison-Wesley, ISBN 978-0-7357-1158-7, page 62:
  • /redirect. Used for console redirection in headless servers.
  • * 2007 , Carla Schroder, Linux Networking Cookbook , O‚ÄôReilly Media (2008), ISBN 978-0-596-10248-7, page 47:
  • Routers typically run headless , without a keyboard or monitor.
  • * 2010 , Charles Bell et al., MySQL High Availability: Tools for Building Robust Data Centers , O'Reilly Media, ISBN 978-0-596-80730-6, page 278:
  • This is not unexpected for a Windows system running as a virtual machine or a headless server
  • (of beer) Without a head of foam.
  • (obsolete) Destitute of understanding or prudence; foolish; rash.
  • Witless headiness in judging or headless hardiness in condemning. — Spenser.

    Derived terms

    * headlessly * headlessness * run around like a headless chicken