- Density is defined as how tightly or loosely packed a substance is, or to the number of things or people in a certain area.
An example of density is population density, which refers to the number of people in a certain geographic area.
- the quality or condition of being dense; specif.,
- thickness; compactness
- Photog. degree of opacity of a negative
- quantity or number per unit, as of area
- current density
- Physics ratio of the mass of an object to its volume
Origin: French densité ; from Classical Latin densitas
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noun pl. den·si·ties
- The quality or condition of being dense.
- a. The quantity of something per unit measure, especially per unit length, area, or volume.b. The mass per unit volume of a substance under specified conditions of pressure and temperature.
- Computer Science The number of units of useful information contained within a linear dimension.
- The number of individuals, such as inhabitants or housing units, per unit of area.
- The degree of optical opacity of a medium or material, as of a photographic negative.
- Thickness of consistency; impenetrability.
- Complexity of structure or content.
- Stupidity; dullness.
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density - Medical Definition
- The mass per unit volume of a substance at a specified pressure and temperature.
- The quantity of something per unit measure, especially per unit length, area, or volume.
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