density meaning

[ 'densiti ] Pronunciation:   "density" in a sentence
  • Noun: density  densitee
    1. The amount per unit size
      - denseness 
    2. The spatial property of being crowded together
      - concentration, denseness, tightness, compactness

    Derived forms: densities

    See also: dense

    Type of: compactness, spacing, spatial arrangement

    Encyclopedia: Density

  • [Architecture]

    The degree of aggregation; the quantity of any entity distributed over an area per unit of areal measure, e.g., persons per acre, families per acre, or dwelling units per square mile.

  • [Electronics]
    1. Mass per unit volume of a material.
    2. Concentration of charge carriers or of lines of flux.
    3. The number of items per unit volume, area, distance, or time.

  • [Mechanics]
    The mass of a given substance per unit volume.

  • [Medicine]
    n pl -ties
    1 : the quantity per unit volume, unit area, or unit length: as
    a : the mass of a substance per unit volume
    b : the distribution of a quantity (as mass, electricity, or energy) per unit usu. of space
    c : the average number of individuals or units per space unit ‹a population density of 500 persons per square mile›
    a : the degree of opacity of a translucent medium


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  1. ρ is the mass density of the material.
  2. there is a greater density of household goods.
  3. mercury has a much greater density than water.
  4. this wave of excess density is sound.
  5. density exceeded 100 nests per mile.

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