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  • n. The condition of being intensive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being intensive; intensity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or quality of being intensive; intensity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. high level or degree; the property of being intense


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  • The problem is that no one (not even the scholars at Freepress) would give them the money to do so because of the capital intensiveness and the lack of a return.

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  • "If somebody could come in and erode that market share, it would be problematic in generating an investment, given the capital intensiveness of building a convention center."

    Groundwork Evens Odds for Genting

  • State subsidies to economic centralization and capital accumulation also artificially increase the capital-intensiveness of production and thereby the capitalization of the dominant firm.

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  • Department of Commerce Ranked 55 industry sectors by their level of IT intensiveness.

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  • As befits their labor-intensiveness, the old houses command all the description, and the language with which Dew interprets the details she presents — "careful consideration" and "ponderous progression" — is fittingly leaden.

    A Close Read

  • "It is for this reason that we must increasingly look to the leisure industry, because it is a sector which has the ability through its labour intensiveness and positive economic knock-on effects to address the challenges."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Nelson Hilton and David Erdman's prescient but brief remarks aside, the only contributor to engage reproduction with any intensity was John Grant, who, to his credit, adumbrated something not unlike the William Blake Archive in scale, comprehensiveness, and image-intensiveness.


  • But a point must surely come, long before plant and labour are fully employed, when less efficient plant and labour have to be brought into commission or the efficient organisation employed beyond the optimum degree of intensiveness.

    The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

  • After he had spoke this, he walked a turn or two about the hall, plodding very profoundly, as one may think; for he did groan like an ass whilst they girth him too hard, with the very intensiveness of considering how he was bound in conscience to do right to both parties, without varying or accepting of persons.

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  • Given that the automotive manufacturing industry is characterized by low growth, low margins, and low price-to-earnings ratios, Ford embarked in 1999 on a program designed to increase what it calls its “customer touch-points” and decrease “asset intensiveness.”

    The Rule of Three


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