intensification


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in·ten·si·fy

 (ĭn-tĕn′sə-fī′)
v. in·ten·si·fied, in·ten·si·fy·ing, in·ten·si·fies
v.tr.
1. To make intense or more intense: The press has intensified its scrutiny of the candidate's background.
2. To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
v.intr.
To become intense or more intense: The search intensified as dusk approached.

in·ten′si·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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Noun1.intensification - action that makes something stronger or more extreme
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
roughness - harsh or severe speech or behavior; "men associate the roughness of nonstandard working-class speech with masculinity"; "the roughness of her voice was a signal to keep quiet"
exacerbation, aggravation - action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"
focalisation, focalization, focusing - the act of bringing into focus
2.intensification - the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs

intensification

noun increase, rise, build-up, expansion, heightening, acceleration, escalation, upsurge, amplification the intensification of violent rebel attacks
Translations

intensification

[ɪnˌtensɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nintensificación f

intensification

[ɪnˌtɛnsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] n [pressure, attacks, campaign, fighting] → intensification f

intensification

nIntensivierung f; (Phot) → Verstärkung f
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It passed into Mortimer Lightwood's mind that a change of some sort, best expressed perhaps as an intensification of all that was wildest and most negligent and reckless in his friend, had come upon him in the last half-hour or so.
And then Schliemann went on to outline some of the wastes of competition: the losses of industrial warfare; the ceaseless worry and friction; the vices--such as drink, for instance, the use of which had nearly doubled in twenty years, as a consequence of the intensification of the economic struggle; the idle and unproductive members of the community, the frivolous rich and the pauperized poor; the law and the whole machinery of repression; the wastes of social ostentation, the milliners and tailors, the hairdressers, dancing masters, chefs and lackeys.
Stemming from the First Symposium on Microreactor Technology and Process Intensification held as part of the 226th American Chemical Society National Meeting in New York in September 2003, this volume contains a selection of 25 papers from the symposium, most of them reporting on current research.
For it is the distancing, the slight displacement in time or space, that gives Joglar's artwork that intensification that in a musical tone is known as resonance.
He shows how the fragmentation and intensification of territorial communities continued to cement horizontal values of communal identity.
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Army will be spending $560 million over the next five years on enhanced night-vision goggles that, for the first time, combine image intensification and infrared images.
S333's have an ongoing collaboration with Barth via the housing and urbanism programme of the Architectural Association in London, where they jointly pursue research into innovation environments and urban intensification. The primary aim of the team's collaboration has been to give strategic definition to the pocket parks, terraces and gardens that will safeguard the urban porosity sought in the one-north plan, while responding to commercial demands in shaping a new urban morphology.
Caption: "Pilgrimage is really an intensification of life itself.
This migration, Bohme found, corresponds with an already recognized intensification of the Asian monsoon system.
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The intensification of ongoing debate about church-state issues in recent years has also led many scholars--historians, political scientists, and theologians--to revisit Williams repeatedly to utilize his ideas in support of their arguments.

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