noun the amount per unit size
noun the spatial property of being crowded together
compactness; concentration; tightness; denseness.
; cf. F. densité
- The quality of being dense, close, or thick; compactness; -- opposed to rarity.
- (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.
✍ For gases the standard substance is hydrogen, at a temperature of 0° Centigrade and a pressure of 760 millimeters. For liquids and solids the standard is water at a temperature of 4° Centigrade. The density of solids and liquids is usually called specific gravity, and the same is true of gases when referred to air as a standard.
- (Photog.) Depth of shade.
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