Meaning of DENSE in English

— densely , adv. — denseness , n.

/dens/ , adj., denser, densest .

1. having the component parts closely compacted together; crowded or compact: a dense forest; dense population.

2. stupid; slow-witted; dull.

3. intense; extreme: dense ignorance.

4. relatively opaque; transmitting little light, as a photographic negative, optical glass, or color.

5. difficult to understand or follow because of being closely packed with ideas or complexities of style: a dense philosophical essay.

6. Math. of or pertaining to a subset of a topological space in which every neighborhood of every point in the space contains at least one point of the subset.

[ 1590-1600; densus thick; c. Gk dasýs ]

Syn. 1. congested, crammed, teeming; impenetrable.

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