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Dense Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    dense adj
  1. permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom" [syn: heavy, impenetrable]
  2. closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds" [syn: compact, thick]
  3. hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods" [syn: thick]
  4. having high relative density or specific gravity; "dense as lead"
  5. 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" [syn: dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow]
Dense Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Dense \Dense\, a. [L. densus; akin to Gr. ? thick with hair or leaves: cf. F. dense.]
  1. 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. All sorts of bodies, firm and fluid, dense and rare. --Ray. To replace the cloudy barrier dense. --Cowper.
  2. Stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Dense'


  • Dense set: In topology and related areas of mathematics , a subset A of a topological space X is called dense (in X) if any point x in X belongs to ...
  • Dense graph: In mathematics , a dense graph is a graph in which the number of edges is close to the maximal number of edges. The opposite, a graph ...
  • Dense order: In mathematics , a partial order ≤ on a set X is said to be dense if, for all x and y in X for which x.

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* Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. 'Light Give me light' was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour. - Hellen Keller


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