Meaning of DENSE in English


[dense] adj ; dens.est [L densus; akin to Gk dasys thick with hair or leaves] (15c) 1 a: marked by compactness or crowding together of parts b: having a high mass per unit volume "carbon dioxide is a ~ gas"

2. a: marked by a stupid imperviousness to ideas or impressions: thickheaded b: extreme "~ ignorance"

3: having between any two elements at least one element "the set of rational numbers is ~"

4: demanding concentration to follow or comprehend "~ prose"

5: having high or relatively high opacity "a ~ fog" "a ~ photographic negative" syn see stupid -- adv -- dense.ness n

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