from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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 Computers A measure of the number of bits that can be stored in a given amount of physical space on a storage medium.
- noun The number of individuals, such as inhabitants or housing units, per unit of area.
- noun The degree of optical opacity of a medium or material, as of a photographic negative.
- noun Thickness of consistency; impenetrability.
- noun Complexity of structure or content.
- noun Stupidity; dullness.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In photography, opacity of the developed film of a negative.
- noun The quality of being dense, close, or compact; closeness of constituent parts; compactness, actual or relative.
- noun The mass or amount of matter per unit of bulk.
- noun In electricity, the quantity of electricity per unit of volume at a point in space, or the quantity of electricity per unit of area at a point on a surface.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality of being dense, close, or thick; compactness; -- opposed to
- noun (Physics) The ratio of mass, or quantity of matter, to bulk or volume, esp. as compared with the mass and volume of a portion of some substance used as a standard.
- noun (Photog.) Depth of shade.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun physics A measure of the amount of
mattercontained by a given volume.
- noun The ratio of one quantity to that of another quantity.
- noun The
probabilitythat an eventwill occur, as a functionof some observed variable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the amount per unit size
- noun the spatial property of being crowded together
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.
He was surprised at what he called our density, and said the thing was all clear and simple to him.
As you remember before we got the resistivity on this log we had seen what we called a density to neutronic cross affect and if these sands had salicious or over growths of parts, that was sucking off the [frosting] then your frosting wouldn't be there.
There was good news on the keyword density front as searches with the word "density" in them were down (- 32. 91%).
(tries really hard not to call [Bill in Central District], who supports the suburbs, a NIMBY) "the myth that higher density is the solution" Pleast tell me in what way that's a myth.
To that end balancing sex ratios and population density is key.
The sea was covered by a fog, or, rather, by a pearly mist that was fog-like in density, in so far as it obstructed vision, but that was no more than a film on the sea, for the sun shot it through and filled it with a glowing radiance.
The blackness seemed suddenly to increase in density, and they stumbled up the beach, feeling their way to the gate.