Meaning of DENSITY in English


Pronunciation: ' den(t)-s ə -t ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -ties

Date: 1598

1 : the quality or state of being dense

2 : the quantity per unit volume, unit area, or unit length: as a : the mass of a substance per unit volume b : the distribution of a quantity (as mass, electricity, or energy) per unit usually of space (as length, area, or volume) c : the average number of individuals or units per space unit <a population density of 500 per square mile> <a housing density of 10 houses per acre>

3 a : the degree of opacity of a translucent medium b : the common logarithm of the opacity

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