density

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den·si·ty

noun \ˈden(t)-sə-tē\
plural den·si·ties

Definition of DENSITY

1
:  the quality or state of being dense
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
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.

First Known Use of DENSITY

1598

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

den·si·ty

noun \ˈden(t)-sət-ē, -stē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural den·si·ties

Medical Definition of DENSITY

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 usually of space c : the average number of individuals or units per space unit <a population density of 500 per square mile>
2
a : the degree of opacity of a translucent medium b : absorbance

density

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Mass of a unit volume of a material substance. It is calculated by dividing an object's mass by its volume. In the International System of Units, and depending on the units of measurement used, density can be expressed in grams per cubic centimetre (g/cm3) or kilograms per cubic metre (kg/m3). The expression “particle density” refers to the number of particles per unit volume, not to the density of a single particle. See also specific gravity.

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