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densitynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈden.sɪ.ti/  us   /-sə.t̬i/

density noun [C or U] (THICKNESS)

C1 (also denseness) the ​number of ​people or things in a ​place when ​compared with the ​size of the ​place: The ​area has a high/​lowpopulation density. We were ​unable to ​move because of the density of the ​crowd.

density noun [C or U] (OF MATTER)

specialized physics the ​relationship between the ​mass of a ​substance and ​itssize: Lead has a high density. Aluminium is low in density.
(Definition of density from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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densitynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈden·sɪ·t̬i/

density noun [C/U] (THICKNESS)

(also denseness,  /ˈdens·nəs/ ) the ​quality of being ​close together and ​difficult to go or ​see through: [U] The density of the ​smoke made it ​difficult to ​breathe.

density noun [C/U] (AMOUNT OF MATTER)

physics the ​relationship between the ​mass of a ​substance and ​itssize: [C] Lead has a high density.
(Definition of density from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “density”
in Chinese (Simplified) 密集, 密度…
in Turkish yoğunluk, sıklık, (fizik) yoğunluk…
in Russian плотность, удельная масса…
in Chinese (Traditional) 密集, 密度…
in Polish gęstość…
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