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Intensity meaning

intensity - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The state or quality of being intense; intenseness; extreme degree; as, intensity of heat, cold, mental application, passion, etc.
  2. 2. The amount or degree of energy with which a force operates or a cause acts; effectiveness, as estimated by results produced.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. The degree or depth of shade in a picture.

intensity - examples of usage

  1. For an instant the silence was of an intensity that hurt. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  2. There's a kind of unnatural intensity about your pursuit of Winston Bartlett and his stem cell work. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  3. Intensity of expression pervades him from his open mouth to his fingers' ends. - "John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1", William Powell Frith.
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