Associations to the word «Intensity»


INTENSITY, noun. The quality of being intense
INTENSITY, noun. The degree of strength
INTENSITY, noun. (physics) time-averaged energy flux (the ratio of average power to the area through which the power "flows"); irradiance
INTENSITY, noun. (optics) can mean any of radiant intensity, luminous intensity or irradiance
INTENSITY, noun. (astronomy) syn. radiance
INTENSITY, noun. (geology) The severity of an earthquake in terms of its effects on the earth's surface, and buildings. The value depends on the distance from the epicentre, and is not to be confused with the magnitude.

Dictionary definition

INTENSITY, noun. The amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation); "he adjusted the intensity of the sound"; "they measured the station's signal strength".
INTENSITY, noun. High level or degree; the property of being intense.
INTENSITY, noun. The magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction); "the kids played their music at full volume".
INTENSITY, noun. Chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue.

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.