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Meaning of INTENSITY

Pronunciation:  in'tensitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vividness of hue
  2. [n]  the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction); "the kids played their music at full volume"
  3. [n]  high level or degree; the property of being intense
  4. [n]  the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation); "he adjusted the intensity of the sound"; "they measured the station's signal strength"
 

INTENSITY is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: chroma, intensity level, intensiveness, loudness, saturation, vividness, volume
 
 Antonyms: softness
 
 See Also: acoustic power, badness, candlepower, chromatic color, chromatic colour, color property, crescendo, degree, emphasis, ferocity, field intensity, field strength, fierceness, force, forcefulness, forte, fortissimo, furiousness, fury, grade, half-intensity, level, light intensity, magnitude, radio brightness, severity, sound pressure level, sound property, spectral color, spectral colour, strength, threshold level, top, vehemence, violence, wildness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*ten"si*ty\, n. [LL. intensitas: cf. F.
intensit['e]. See {Intense}.]
1. The state or quality of being intense; intenseness;
   extreme degree; as, intensity of heat, cold, mental
   application, passion, etc.

         If you would deepen the intensity of light, you must
         be content to bring into deeper blackness and more
         distinct and definite outline the shade that
         accompanies it. --F. W. Robertson.

2. (Physics) The amount or degree of energy with which a
   force operates or a cause acts; effectiveness, as
   estimated by results produced.

3. (Mech.) The magnitude of a distributed force, as pressure,
   stress, weight, etc., per unit of surface, or of volume,
   as the case may be; as, the measure of the intensity of a
   total stress of forty pounds which is distributed
   uniformly over a surface of four square inches area is ten
   pounds per square inch.

4. (Photog.) The degree or depth of shade in a picture.

 
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