noun (plural -ties) Date: 1598 1. the quality or state of being dense 2. the quantity per unit volume, unit area, or unit length: as a. the mass of a substance per unit volume b. the distribution of a quantity (as mass, electricity, or energy) per unit usually of space (as length, area, or volume) c. the average number of individuals or units per space unit <
a population density of 500 per square mile
a housing density of 10 houses per acre
3. a. the degree of opacity of a translucent medium b. the common logarithm of the opacity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Density — 21.5 ist eine Komposition für Querflöte solo von Edgar Varèse. Das Stück gilt als richtungsweisende Komposition des 20. Jahrhunderts innerhalb des vergleichsweise schmalen Repertoires für Flöte solo. Der aus Paris stammende Komponist Edgar Varèse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Density — Den si*ty (d[e^]n s[i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. densitas; cf. F. densit[ e].] 1. The quality of being dense, close, or thick; compactness; opposed to {rarity}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physics) The ratio of mass, or quantity of matter, to bulk or volume, esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • density — [den′sə tē] n. pl. densities [Fr densité < L densitas] 1. the quality or condition of being dense; specif., a) thickness; compactness b) stupidity c) Photog. degree of opacity of a negative 2. quantity or number per unit, as of area …   English World dictionary

  • Density — Density. См. Плотность абсолютная. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • density — I noun closeness, compactness, concentration, concretion, intransparency, opacity, opaqueness, palpability, solidity, thickness II index mass (weight), opacity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • density — c.1600, from Fr. densité (16c.), from O.Fr. dempsité (13c.), from L. densitas thickness, from densus thick, dense (see DENSE (Cf. dense)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • density — [n] bulk, mass body, closeness, compactness, concretion, consistency, crowdedness, denseness, frequency, heaviness, impenetrability, massiveness, quantity, solidity, substantiality, thickness, tightness; concept 722 Ant. openness, sparsity,… …   New thesaurus

  • density — ► NOUN (pl. densities) 1) the degree of compactness of a substance; mass per unit volume. 2) the quantity of people or things in a given area or space …   English terms dictionary

  • Density — This article is about mass density. For other uses, see Density (disambiguation). The mass density or density of a material is defined as its mass per unit volume. The symbol most often used for density is ρ (the Greek letter rho). In some cases… …   Wikipedia

  • density — one of the most common density measurements involves the determination of the geometric space occupied within the envelope of a solid material... including any interior voids, cracks or pores. This is called geometric, envelope or bulk density… …   Mechanics glossary

  • density — /den si tee/, n., pl. densities. 1. the state or quality of being dense; compactness; closely set or crowded condition. 2. stupidity; slow wittedness; obtuseness. 3. the number of inhabitants, dwellings, or the like, per unit area: The… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”