Meaning of INTENSITY in English


/in ten"si tee/ , n. , pl. intensities .

1. the quality or condition of being intense.

2. great energy, strength, concentration, vehemence, etc., as of activity, thought, or feeling: He went at the job with great intensity.

3. a high or extreme degree, as of cold or heat.

4. the degree or extent to which something is intense.

5. a high degree of emotional excitement; depth of feeling: The poem lacked intensity and left me unmoved.

6. the strength or sharpness of a color due esp. to its degree of freedom from admixture with its complementary color.

7. Physics. magnitude, as of energy or a force per unit of area, volume, time, etc.

8. Speech.

a. the correlate of physical energy and the degree of loudness of a speech sound.

b. the relative carrying power of vocal utterance.

[ 1655-65; INTENSE + -ITY ]

Syn. 5. passion, emotion, energy, vigor.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .