Definition of dense
1a : marked by compactness or crowding together of parts dense vegetation dense trafficb chemistry : having a high mass (see 2mass 1c) per unit volume (see 1volume 2) Carbon dioxide is a dense gas. The cake was overly sweet and dense.
3 mathematics : having between any two elements at least one element The set of rational numbers is dense.
4 : demanding concentration to follow or comprehend dense prose
5 : having high or relatively high opacity (see opacity 2) a dense fog a dense photographic negative
densenessplay \ˈden(t)-snəs\ noun
Examples of dense in a sentence
They cut a path through the dense jungle.
a dense tangle of wires
a dense cluster of stars
That part of the city has a dense population of immigrants.
A dense mass of spectators filled the courtroom.
In the movie, she plays his kind but somewhat dense aunt.
Recent Examples of dense from the web
In our case, the trackers caught the first glimpse, so our guide whacked through dense bamboo and montane vegetation to get us to our final destination.
Chris Hastings didn't grow up here among the dense forests of slash pines that ring the sugar-white beaches of the Forgotten Coast, along Florida’s Panhandle.
All five tribes attest that the area is dense with burial grounds and cultural sites.
Klein, recounting her roughly 30-hour journey in an interview from her hospital bed in Utah, said the family realized too late Thursday that their GPS sent them onto forest roads covered in dense snow.
The blocks are irregular and dense, unlike any other.
After some white-knuckle boating back in dense fog, everyone dumped their suits in a pile by the washing machine.
Some of the oldest live locally, in the dense star fields in our galaxy’s center.
Those farther-out farmlands and small towns have traditionally helped Republicans mitigate the dense Democratic vote just outside Washington.
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Origin and Etymology of dense
Latin densus; akin to Greek dasys thick with hair or leaves
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of dense
DENSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dense for English Language Learners
: having parts that are close together
: crowded with people
: not smart : not able to understand things easily
DENSE Defined for Kids
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