from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force.
- n. Physics The amount or degree of strength of electricity, light, heat, or sound per unit area or volume.
- n. The strength of a color, especially the degree to which it lacks its complementary color.
- n. See saturation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the quality of being intense
- n. the degree of strength
- n. time-averaged energy flux (the ratio of average power to the area through which the power "flows"); irradiance
- n. can mean any of radiant intensity, luminous intensity or irradiance
- n. syn. radiance
- n. The severity of an earthquake in terms of its effects on the earth's surface, and buildings. The value depends on the distance from the epicentre, and is not to be confused with the magnitude.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being intense; intenseness; extreme degree
- n. The amount or degree of energy with which a force operates or a cause acts; effectiveness, as estimated by results produced.
- n. The magnitude of a distributed force, as pressure, stress, weight, etc., per unit of surface, or of volume, as the case may be.
- n. The degree or depth of color or shade in a picture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being intense; the quantity or degree of a quality, action, or effect; degree; specifically, a high degree.
- n. In physics and mech., the amount or degree of energy with which a force operates or a cause acts; effectiveness, as estimated by the result; the magnitude of a force, measured in appropriate units: as, the intensity of gravitation.
- n. Used absolutely: Intense feeling or emotion; also, the exhibition or embodiment of intense feeling or emotion.
- n. In photography, opacity or density, as of a negative. See intensification, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue
- n. the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
- n. the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
- n. high level or degree; the property of being intense
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