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Definition 1: high level or degree; the property of being intense - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for intensity in the sense of this definition

(intensity is a kind of ...) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

"a moderate grade of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"

(... is a kind of intensity ) physical energy or intensity

"he hit with all the force he could muster" "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale" "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"

(... is a kind of intensity ) used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather

(... is a kind of intensity ) intensity or forcefulness of expression

"the vehemence of his denial" "his emphasis on civil rights"

(... is a kind of intensity ) the greatest possible intensity

"he screamed at the top of his lungs"

(... is a kind of intensity ) the property of being wild or turbulent

"the storm's violence"

Definition 2: chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for intensity in the sense of this definition

(intensity is a kind of ...) an attribute of color

(... is made of the substance intensity) a color that has hue

Definition 3: the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where intensity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the kids played their music at full volume

Synonyms for intensity in the sense of this definition

(intensity is a kind of ...) an attribute of sound

(... is a kind of intensity ) (music) a gradual increase in loudness

(... are attributes of intensity) characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity

"a group of loud children" "loud thunder" "her voice was too loud" "loud trombones"

(... are attributes of intensity) (of sound) relatively low in volume

"soft voices" "soft music"

Definition 4: the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where intensity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he adjusted the intensity of the sound
  • they measured the station's signal strength

Synonyms for intensity in the sense of this definition

(intensity is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion" "about the magnitude of a small pea"

(... is a kind of intensity ) the strength of a radio wave picked up by a radio telescope

(... is a kind of intensity ) the intensity level that is just barely perceptible

(... is a kind of intensity ) the vector sum of all the forces exerted by an electrical or magnetic field (on a unit mass or unit charge or unit magnetic pole) at a given point in the field

(... is a kind of intensity ) luminous intensity measured in candelas

(... is a kind of intensity ) the physical intensity of sound

(... is a kind of intensity ) half the maximum intensity

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