Definition of Density

1. Noun. The amount per unit size.

2. Noun. The spatial property of being crowded together.
Exact synonyms: Compactness, Concentration, Denseness, Tightness
Generic synonyms: Spacing, Spatial Arrangement
Derivative terms: Concentrate, Dense, Dense, Tight
Antonyms: Distribution

Definition of Density

1. n. The quality of being dense, close, or thick; compactness; -- opposed to rarity.

Definition of Density

1. Noun. (physics) A measure of the amount of matter contained by a given volume. ¹

2. Noun. The ratio of one quantity to that of another quantity. ¹

3. Noun. The probability that an event will occur, as a function of some observed variable. ¹

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Definition of Density

1. the state of being dense [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Density

1. 1. The amount of darkness or light in an area of a scan reflects the compactness and density of tissue. Differences in tissue density are the basis for CT and MR scans. 2. Logarithm to the base 10 of the reciprocal of transmittance. (12 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Density

density (current term)
density dependence
density dependent inhibition of growth
density gradient
density gradient centrifugation
density of light
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dental abutments

Literary usage of Density

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1. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by Augustin Privat-Deschanel (1884)
"The pressure due to a foot of water of unit density, a foot being 30-48 cm. 115. The pressure due to the weight of a layer a metre thick, of air of density ..."

2. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk ( Maxwell (1873)
"The electric volume-density at a given point in space is the limiting ratio of ... The density at a point on the surface, if defined according to the method ..."

3. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
""To great exactness," Cavendish concluded, the mean density of the earth is 5.48 times the density of water.15 The number was the object of Cavendish's last ..."

4. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1833)
"Of the Effects of the density of Air on the Rates of Chronometers. By George Harvey, FRSE %c. Communicated by Davies Gilbert, Esq. VPRS Read May 13, 1824. ..."

5. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"It is easy to calculate the density of the atmosphere at any height above ... The density of the air at a distance of ยป earth radii from the centre of the ..."

6. The Growth of Cities in the Nineteenth Century: A Study in Statistics by Adna Ferrin Weber (1899)
"One method of studying the spatial relations of men and communities to one another is by measuring the density of population; the more human beings to the ..."

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