Definition of optical density in English:

optical density

Line breaks: op|tic¦al dens|ity

noun

Physics
  • The degree to which a refractive medium retards transmitted rays of light.
    More example sentences
    • The physical density is changed, but is the optical density changed as well?
    • For each sample, the optical densities were plotted as a function of volume loaded.
    • The antioxidant potential of serum was calculated by the decrease in the optical density during the first minute.

More definitions of optical density

Definition of optical density in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea