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Meaning of “intensity” in the English Dictionary

"intensity" in British English

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intensitynoun

uk   /ɪnˈten.sɪ.ti/  us   /-sə.t̬i/
C2 [U] the ​quality of being ​feltstrongly or having a very ​strongeffect: The ​explosion was of such intensity that it was ​heard five ​miles away. [C or U] the ​strength of something that can be ​measured such as ​light, ​sound, etc.: measures of ​light intensity [U] the ​quality of being very ​serious and having ​strongemotions or ​opinions: The intensity of ​theirrelationship was ​causingproblems.

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(Definition of intensity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intensity" in American English

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intensitynoun [U]

 us   /ɪnˈten·sɪ·ɪ̬i/
the ​quality of being ​extreme in ​strength or ​force: Simone ​sings with ​emotional intensity. The ​lighthit us with such intensity that we ​ducked. art Intensity in a ​work of ​artdescribes the ​strength of the ​color, ​sound, ​light, or ​feeling.
(Definition of intensity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intensity”
in Arabic كَثافة, شِدذة…
in Korean 강렬함…
in Portuguese intensidade, veemência…
in Catalan intensitat…
in Japanese 激しさ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强烈, 剧烈, (光、声等的)强度…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強烈, 劇烈, (光、聲音等的)強度…
in Italian intensità…
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