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Noun: intensity  in'ten-su-tee
  1. The amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
    "he adjusted the intensity of the sound";
    - strength, intensity level
  2. High level or degree; the property of being intense
    - intensiveness
  3. The magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
    "the kids played their music at full intensity";
    - volume, loudness
  4. Chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue
    - saturation, chroma, vividness

Derived forms: intensities

See also: loud, soft

Type of: color property [US], colour property [Brit, Cdn], degree, grade, level, magnitude, sound property

Part of: chromatic color [US], chromatic colour [Brit, Cdn], spectral color [US], spectral colour [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Intensity