Intensity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈtensəti|  American pronunciation of the word intensity
Brit.  |ɪnˈtɛnsɪti|  British pronunciation of the word intensity

noun

- the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)(syn: strength)

he adjusted the intensity of the sound

- high level or degree; the property of being intense (syn: intensiveness)
- the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction) (syn: loudness, volume)
- chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue (syn: chroma, saturation, vividness)

Examples

the intensity of the sun's rays

The sun shone with great intensity.

The intensity of the hurricane was frightening.

He spoke with great intensity.

he adjusted the intensity of the sound

A seismograph is a device that measures and records the intensity of earthquakes.

Her easy disposition and sociability masked the intensity of her feelings.

A Maori contingent, unable to face the intensity of the Turkish fire, sought shelter in a nearby gully.

There are highs and lows of political intensity.

The song provides some comic relief from the intensity of the scene.

An emotional intensity permeates every one of O'Connor's songs.

Every star seemed to flare with new intensity

as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain

the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area

the gutsy...intensity of her musical involvement

Word forms

noun
singular: intensity
plural: intensities
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