Definition of intensity in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈtensədē/

noun (plural intensities)

1The quality of being intense: gazing into her face with disconcerting intensity the pain grew in intensity
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  • Each of the songs on Layla is charged with emotional intensity and passion.
  • They played with huge intensity and the quality of their tackling and blocking reflected the increase in work rate.
  • The fireballs grow in intensity until the sky is a curtain of drizzling flame bursts.
passion, ardor, fervor, fervency, zeal, vehemence, fire, heat, emotion;
eagerness, animation, spirit, vigor, strength, energy;
1.1An instance or degree of this: an intensity that frightened her
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  • There was such an easeful attack in those songs, while the intensity never let up.
  • They have an intensity of sentiment and of color, truly a physical depth and presence.
  • She finds an intensity in her role that pushes outward against the rest of the cast and the audience.
2chiefly Physics The measurable amount of a property, such as force, brightness, or a magnetic field: hydrothermal processes of low intensity different light intensities
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  • For that purpose laser light at very high intensities irradiates the skin to destroy the tattoo pigments.
  • They grow well under relatively low light intensities and are good plants to grow under fluorescent lights.
  • Also, intensities increase across all wavelengths as temperature increases.

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Syllabification: in·ten·si·ty

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