Meaning of DENSITY in English

ˈden(t)səd.ē, -)sətē, -)stē, -i noun

( -es )

Etymology: French or Latin; French densité, from Latin densitat-, densitas, from densus + -itat-, -itas -ity

1. : the quality or state of being dense : closeness of texture or consistency : a crowded condition

a fog of great density

the great density of growth in the jungle

made difficult by the density of his style


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 area, length, or volume) — see energy density , flux density , surface density

c. : the average number of individuals or units per space unit

a density of population of about 100 per square mile

3. : extreme stupidity

4. of an inflorescence : compactness


a. : the degree of opacity of any translucent medium : the common logarithm of the opacity

b. : the degree of darkening of a photographic film or positive transparency approximately proportional to the mass of metallic silver or dye per unit area

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