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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


Synonymsintensiveness


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


Antonymssoftness

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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