What is the meaning of dense?


  • Permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter.
    • usage: "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
  • Hard to pass through because of dense growth.
    • usage: "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
  • Having high relative density or specific gravity.
    • usage: "dense as lead"
  • Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.
    • usage: "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
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APAWordNet. (2010). dense. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/dense/definitions/1172216
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "dense" http://smartdefine.org/dense/definitions/1172216 (accessed April 23, 2019).
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MLAWordNet. "dense" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/dense/definitions/1172216>
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