What does dense mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dense, heavy, impenetrable(adj)

    permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

    "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"

  2. dense, thick(adj)

    hard to pass through because of dense growth

    "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"

  3. dense(adj)

    having high relative density or specific gravity

    "dense as lead"

  4. dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow(adj)

    slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

    "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"

Wiktionary

  1. dense(Adjective)

    Having relatively high density.

  2. dense(Adjective)

    Compact; crowded together.

  3. dense(Adjective)

    Thick; difficult to penetrate.

  4. dense(Adjective)

    Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.

  5. dense(Adjective)

    Obscure, or difficult to understand.

  6. dense(Adjective)

    Being a subset of a topological space that approximates the space well. See Wikipedia article on s for mathematical definition.

  7. dense(Adjective)

    Of a person, slow to comprehend; of low intelligence.

  8. Origin: From densus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dense(adj)

    having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense crowd; a dense forest; a dense fog

  2. Dense(adj)

    stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance

  3. Origin: [L. densus; akin to Gr. thick with hair or leaves: cf. F. dense.]

Freebase

  1. Dense

    Dense is a 2004 American television short film directed and written by Vanessa Williams and Shari Poindexter, and aired on the TV channel Showtime.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dense

    dens, adj. thick, close, compact: impenetrably stupid.—n. a thicket.—adv. Dense′ly.—ns. Dense′ness; Dens′ity, the quality of being dense: the proportion of mass to bulk or volume: the quantity of matter per unit of bulk. [L. densus, thick.]

Anagrams for dense »

  1. needs

  2. denes

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dense in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Police Chief Robert Luna:

    If you're talking about a crime that occurred at 6 p.m. on a Saturday in a highly dense, congested residential area, somebody had to have seen or heard something.

  2. Michael Katchen:

    There is a benefit in being part of the engineering culture in the Valley ... a different sort of skill set that you acquire from being in senior positions or being around such a dense population of startups.

  3. Michael Katchen:

    There is a benefit in being part of the engineering culture in Silicon Valley... a different sort of skill set that you acquire from being in senior positions or being around such a dense population of startups.

  4. Patrick Roberts:

    Town planners today in tropical regions are adopting the dispersed approach in cities rather than the dense vertical approach, so actually even today we’re now realizing that what they were doing in the past was the best way to support dense populations in a given region.

  5. Elena Tovar:

    The major hypothesis that can be taken away from this study is interesting but not so mind-blowing - eating more frequently throughout the day leads to a greater intake of healthier, lower calorically-dense foods, which in turn leads to a lower overall caloric intake and BMI, this just makes sense - eating more often staves off hunger so that we don’t end up eating whatever we can get our hands on later on, thereby making it more likely that the foods we eat are healthier.

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