intensity

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Intensity is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Noun[change]

Singular
intensity

Plural
intensities

  1. (uncountable) The intensity of something is the amount of it in a given time or space.
    These flowers suffer from high intensity of sunlight.
    It all depends on the intensity of the work, not the amount.
  2. (countable & uncountable) Intensity is a high level of power, strength, feeling, etc.
    Marie understood the intensity of the old woman's hatred.
    The intensity of the pain made him scream.
    She spoke with a new intensity.

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