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English noun: intensity

1. intensity (attribute) the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)

SamplesHe adjusted the intensity of the sound.
They measured the station's signal strength.

Synonymsintensity level, strength

Broader (hypernym)magnitude

Narrower (hyponym)acoustic power, candlepower, field intensity, field strength, half-intensity, light intensity, radio brightness, sound pressure level, threshold level

2. intensity (attribute) high level or degree; the property of being intense


Broader (hypernym)degree, grade, level

Narrower (hyponym)badness, emphasis, ferocity, fierceness, force, forcefulness, furiousness, fury, severeness, severity, strength, top, vehemence, vehemence, violence, wildness

3. intensity (attribute) the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)

SamplesThe kids played their music at full volume.

Synonymsloudness, volume

Broader (hypernym)sound property

Narrower (hyponym)crescendo, forte, fortissimo

Attributeloud, soft


4. intensity (attribute) chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue

Synonymschroma, saturation, vividness

Broader (hypernym)color property

Substance meronymchromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour

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