crowd·​ed·​ness ˈkrau̇-dəd-nəs How to pronounce crowdedness (audio)
: the quality or state of being crowded

Examples of crowdedness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The image communicated a sense of crowdedness. James Somers, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2022 That calculation relies on several assumptions, starting with estimates of the number and size distribution of space objects in the mid-1990s, extrapolating the increasing crowdedness of space since then, and guessing how reflective these objects would be on average. Joshua Sokol, Science | AAAS, 28 Mar. 2021 The crowdedness of his house doesn’t reflect disorganization; the milk in his fridge is always turned so that the label faces outward. Elizabeth Barber, The New Yorker, 24 Nov. 2022 Even Tauranac’s subway map doesn’t show us, for instance, the population density of Rattus norvegicus seen scurrying across the tracks with leftover slices of pizza or the crowdedness of each car. Meaghen Brown, Outside Online, 12 July 2021 The crowdedness prediction tool will cover plenty of public transit routes in Google Maps. Chris Smith, BGR, 21 July 2021 The app can already tell you how heavy traffic is and predict crowdedness for businesses. Chris Smith, BGR, 21 July 2021 The app can display information about crowdedness in public transit to help users practice social distancing where available. Google Maps also offers safety alerts beyond a health crisis like the pandemic. Chris Smith, BGR, 19 Apr. 2021 Their construction looks at a particular form of crowdedness, of how closely packed together people are at different spatial scales—in a building, in a neighborhood, in a city. Adam Rogers, Wired, 7 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crowdedness was in 1823

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Cite this Entry

“Crowdedness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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crowd·​ed·​ness ˈkrau̇d-əd-nəs How to pronounce crowdedness (audio)
: the state of being crowded
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