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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intensity  \In*ten"si*ty\,  n.  [LL.  intensitas:  cf  F. 
  intensit['e].  See  {Intense}.] 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  intense;  intenseness; 
  extreme  degree;  as  intensity  of  heat,  cold,  mental 
  application,  passion,  etc 
 
  If  you  would  deepen  the  intensity  of  light,  you  must 
  be  content  to  bring  into  deeper  blackness  and  more 
  distinct  and  definite  outline  the  shade  that 
  accompanies  it  --F.  W.  Robertson 
 
  2.  (Physics)  The  amount  or  degree  of  energy  with  which  a 
  force  operates  or  a  cause  acts  effectiveness,  as 
  estimated  by  results  produced. 
 
  3.  (Mech.)  The  magnitude  of  a  distributed  force,  as  pressure, 
  stress,  weight,  etc.,  per  unit  of  surface,  or  of  volume, 
  as  the  case  may  be  as  the  measure  of  the  intensity  of  a 
  total  stress  of  forty  pounds  which  is  distributed 
  uniformly  over  a  surface  of  four  square  inches  area  is  ten 
  pounds  per  square  inch. 
 
  4.  (Photog.)  The  degree  or  depth  of  shade  in  a  picture. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intensity 
  n  1:  a  measure  of  the  amount  of  energy  transmitted  (as  by 
  acoustic  or  electromagnetic  radiation);  "he  adjusted  the 
  intensity  of  the  sound";  "they  measured  the  station's 
  signal  strength"  [syn:  {strength}] 
  2:  high  level  or  degree;  the  property  of  being  intense  [syn:  {intensiveness}] 
  3:  the  magnitude  of  sound  (usually  in  a  specified  direction); 
  "the  kids  played  their  music  at  full  volume"  [syn:  {volume}, 
  {loudness}]  [ant:  {softness}] 
  4:  chromatic  purity:  freedom  from  dilution  with  white  and  hence 
  vividness  of  hue  [syn:  {saturation},  {chroma},  {vividness}] 




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