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adj. dens·er, dens·est
a. Having relatively high density.
b. Crowded closely together; compact: a dense population.
2. Hard to penetrate; thick: a dense jungle.
a. Permitting little light to pass through, because of compactness of matter: dense glass; a dense fog.
b. Opaque, with good contrast between light and dark areas. Used of a photographic negative.
4. Difficult to understand because of complexity or obscurity: a dense novel.
5. Slow to apprehend; thickheaded.
[Middle English, from Latin dēnsus.]
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|Noun||1.||denseness - the quality of being mentally slow and limited|
stupidity - a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
|2.||denseness - the spatial property of being crowded together|
|3.||denseness - the amount per unit size |
compactness - the consistency of a compact solid
flux density, flux - (physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area
absorbance, optical density, photographic density, transmission density - (physics) a measure of the extent to which a substance transmits light or other electromagnetic radiation
relative density - the ratio of the density of something to the density of a standard