Definition of intensity in English:

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intensity

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtɛnsɪti/

noun (plural intensities)

[mass noun]
1The quality of being intense: the pain grew in intensity [in singular]: there’s an intensity in his eyes that’s downright scary
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
passion, ardour, fervour, fervency, zeal, vehemence, fire, heat, fever, emotion, eagerness, keenness, enthusiasm, excitement, animation, spirit, vigour, earnestness, strength, energy;
fanaticism
2The measurable amount of a property, such as force, brightness, or a magnetic field: hydrothermal processes of low intensity [count noun]: different light intensities
More example sentences
  • 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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