[ den-si-tee ]
/ ˈdɛn sɪ ti /

noun, plural den·si·ties.

Origin of density

1595–1605; < Latin dēnsitās, equivalent to dēns(us) dense + -itās -ity


non·den·si·ty, noun su·per·den·si·ty, noun

Example sentences from the Web for density

British Dictionary definitions for density

/ (ˈdɛnsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the degree to which something is filled, crowded, or occupied high density of building in towns
obtuseness; stupidity
a measure of the compactness of a substance, expressed as its mass per unit volume. It is measured in kilograms per cubic metre or pounds per cubic foot Symbol: ρ See also relative density
a measure of a physical quantity per unit of length, area, or volume See charge density, current density

Medical definitions for density

[ dĕnsĭ-tē ]


The mass per unit volume of a substance at a specified pressure and temperature.
The quantity of something per unit measure, especially per unit length, area, or volume.

Scientific definitions for density

[ dĕnsĭ-tē ]

A measure of the quantity of some physical property (usually mass) per unit length, area, or volume (usually volume).Mass density is a measure of the mass of a substance per unit volume. Most substances (especially gases such as air) increase in density as their pressure is increases or as their temperature decreases.Energy density is a measure of the amount of energy (often in the form of electromagnetic radiation) per unit volume in a region of space or some material. See also Boyle's law.

Cultural definitions for density


The relative heaviness of objects, measured in units of mass or weight per units of volume. (See specific gravity.)