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Dense Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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 mak
  • closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"
  • having high relative density or specific gravity; "dense as lead"
  • hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
  • permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"

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Dense Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Density is a measurement that compares the amount, ratio, of matter an object has to its volume. An object with a lot of matter in a certain amount of volume has high density. An object with a little matter in the same amount of volume has a low density.

Temperature has an effect on density. When the temperature of a substance increases,the density decreases because the atoms are moving all around the place having less matter in one space. When the temperature of a substance decreases, the density increases because the atoms move slower making the atoms stay in one place. Many substances follow this rule, but there are exceptions. Water is one such exception. When most substances freeze, the substance is more dense. When water freezes, the water molecules are actually farther apart instead of being closer together. This is because the molecules form crystals. The way the water molecules are arranged in an ice crystal makes it less dense than liquid water. Fresh water is the only liquid with a density of 1.



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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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Dense Sample Sentences in News


  • Dense morning fog. Sunny and warm this afternoon.
    It was a cool start with lots of dense fog around the area. However, we are looking at an approaching weak front approaching and giving us southwesterly winds that will warm us into the mid to upper 70s this afternoon. Read more on this news related to 'Dense'
  • Dense fog advisory
    The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory until 9 a.m. Thursday... Read more on this news related to 'Dense'
  • GE Healthcare Study: Most People Unaware that Women with High Breast Density are 4 to 5 Times More Likely to Develop ...
    Three out of four people are not aware that dense breast tissue increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, 1, 2 according to a new global study from GE Healthcare exploring perspectives on breast cancer with an emphasis on understanding awareness around dense breast tissue and the most common symptoms of breast cancer. Read more on this news related to 'Dense'

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