Meaning of DENSE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈden(t)s ]


( dens·er ; dens·est )

Etymology: Latin densus; akin to Greek dasys thick with hair or leaves

Date: 15th century


a. : marked by compactness or crowding together of parts

dense vegetation

dense traffic

b. : having a high mass per unit volume

carbon dioxide is a dense gas


a. : slow to understand : stupid , thickheaded

was too dense to get the joke

b. : extreme

dense ignorance

3. : having between any two elements at least one element

the set of rational numbers is dense

4. : demanding concentration to follow or comprehend

dense prose

5. : having high or relatively high opacity

a dense fog

a dense photographic negative

Synonyms: see stupid

• dense·ly adverb

• dense·ness ˈden(t)-snəs noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.