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Definition of "density" []

  • The quality or condition of being dense. (noun)
  • The quantity of something per unit measure, especially per unit length, area, or volume. (noun)
  • The mass per unit volume of a substance under specified conditions of pressure and temperature. (noun)
  • Computer Science The number of units of useful information contained within a linear dimension. (noun)
  • The number of individuals, such as inhabitants or housing units, per unit of area. (noun)
  • The degree to which something is filled, crowded, or occupied (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Obtuseness; stupidity (noun)
  • A measure of the compactness of a substance, expressed as its mass per unit volume. It is measured in kilograms per cubic metre or pounds per cubic foot (noun)
  • A measure of a physical quantity per unit of length, area, or volume (noun)

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Use "density" in a sentence
  • "The question supplies an important clue: the word "density.""
  • "The article does not say how the ultra high strength or higher density is achieved, I would expect it is with the addition of admixtures which can be hazardous to the environment and expensive."
  • "When I asked how this could be she waxed a little wroth at what she called my density, and asked if I did not appreciate that we should have to move at any rate in a year or two in order to provide the children with a bedroom apiece."