intensity

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noun in·ten·si·ty \ in-ˈten(t)-sə-tē \

Definition of intensity

plural intensities
1 :the quality or state of being intense; especially :extreme degree of strength, force, energy, or feeling
2 :the magnitude of a quantity (such as force or energy) per unit (as of area, charge, mass, or time)
3 :saturation 4a

Examples of intensity in a Sentence

  1. the intensity of the sun's rays

  2. the intensity of the argument

  3. The sun shone with great intensity.

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First Known Use of intensity

1665


INTENSITY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of intensity for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being intense : extreme strength or force

  • : the degree or amount of strength or force that something has


INTENSITY Defined for Kids

intensity

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noun in·ten·si·ty \ in-ˈten-sə-tē \

Definition of intensity for Students

plural intensities
1 :strength or force
  • the sun's intensity
2 :the degree or amount of a quality or condition
  • This storm is of a lower intensity.

Medical Dictionary

intensity

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noun in·ten·si·ty \ in-ˈten(t)-sət-ē \

medical Definition of intensity

plural intensities
1 :the quality or state of being intense; especially :extreme degree of strength, force, energy, or feeling
2 :the magnitude of a quantity (as force or energy) per unit (as of surface, charge, mass, or time)
3 :saturation 4a


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