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noun den·si·ty \ˈden(t)-sə-tē\

Definition of density

plural den·si·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being dense

  2. 2 :  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 usually of space (as length, area, or volume) c :  the average number of individuals or units per space unit <a population density of 500 per square mile> <a housing density of 10 houses per acre>

  3. 3 a :  the degree of opacity of a translucent medium b :  the common logarithm of the opacity



Examples of density

  1. We were surprised by the fog's density.

  2. the density of her writing style

  3. These instruments are used for measuring the density of the atmosphere.



1598

First Known Use of density

1598

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density

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noun den·si·ty \ˈden(t)-sət-ē, -stē\

Medical Definition of density

plural den·si·ties

  1. 1:  the quantity per unit volume, unit area, or unit length: asa:  the mass of a substance per unit volumeb:  the distribution of a quantity (as mass, electricity, or energy) per unit usually of spacec:  the average number of individuals or units per space unit <a population density of 500 per square mile>

  2. 2a:  the degree of opacity of a translucent mediumb:  absorbance






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