Definitions for intensity
ɪnˈtɛn sɪ tiin·ten·si·ty
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intensity, strength, intensity levelnoun
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"
high level or degree; the property of being intense
volume, loudness, intensitynoun
the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
"the kids played their music at full volume"
saturation, chroma, intensity, vividnessnoun
chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue
the quality of being intense
the degree of strength
time-averaged energy flux (the ratio of average power to the area through which the power "flows"); irradiance
can mean any of radiant intensity, luminous intensity or irradiance
The severity of an earthquake in terms of its effects on the earth's surface, and buildings. The value depends on the distance from the epicentre, and is not to be confused with the magnitude.
Intensity generally refers to the degree of strength, force, energy or concentration in a specific context or element. It can be applied to different areas such as light, sound, exercise, emotions and more, where it is used to measure or describe the extent or degree of a particular attribute or quality.
the state or quality of being intense; intenseness; extreme degree; as, intensity of heat, cold, mental application, passion, etc
the amount or degree of energy with which a force operates or a cause acts; effectiveness, as estimated by results produced
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
the degree or depth of shade in a picture
Etymology: [LL. intensitas: cf. F. intensit. See Intense.]
In physics, intensity is the power transferred per unit area. In the SI system, it has units watts per metre squared. It is used most frequently with waves, in which case the average power transfer over one period of the wave is used. Intensity can be applied to other circumstances where energy is transferred. For example, one could calculate the intensity of the kinetic energy carried by drops of water from a garden sprinkler. The word "intensity" as used here is not synonymous with "strength", "amplitude", or "level", as it sometimes is in colloquial speech. Intensity can be found by taking the energy density at a point in space and multiplying it by the velocity at which the energy is moving. The resulting vector has the units of power divided by area.
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Rank popularity for the word 'intensity' in Nouns Frequency: #2059
The numerical value of intensity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of intensity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Things fall apart the center cannot hold Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.
While high-intensity exercise has been found to reap great training advantages, we do not recommend that Masters athletes or Masters-age people go from sedentary activity to intense activity immediately, we recommend Masters athletes progress toward high-intensity activity using speed-play techniques such as the running fartlek – mixing sprints or faster runs into long-distance runs.
I thought I was out of politics after election day, i thought I'd be going back to my regular job. I thought I'd be really excited about it. But once you get a little bit of a taste of that action, it's hard to leave. You know, listen, deals are still exciting, but when you're sort of the guy out there 24/7, every day fighting in this thing — it's like a great fight, the intensity. I don't miss the politics, I promise. I want nothing to do with the politics, but I miss the intensity of that.
Is there something in trade that desiccates and flattens out, that turns men into dried leaves at the age of forty? Certainly there is. It is not due to trade but to intensity of self-seeking, combined with narrowness of occupation. Business has destroyed the very knowledge in us of all other natural forces except business.
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
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- الشدة, شدةArabic
- intensitatCatalan, Valencian
- intensiti, keamatanMalay
- cường độVietnamese
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