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densitynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈden.sɪ.ti/ us   /ˈden.sə.t̬i/
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/low population density. We were unable to move because of the density of the crowd.
specialized physics the relationship between the mass of a substance and its size: 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 its size: [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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