intensity

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. depth; feeling; power, force, strength, vigor; darkness, brilliance; extremity. See degree, energy, violence.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A high degree of anything]
Syn. strain, force, concentration, power, energy, vehemence, violence, ferocity, fury, fervor, heat, warmth, ferment, extremity, severity, acuteness, depth, deepness, weightiness, forcefulness, high pitch, sharpness, emphasis, magnitude, strength, vigor; see also force 3 .
2. [Depth of feeling]
Syn. passion, fervor, ardor, warmth; see emotion , enthusiasm 1 , excitement , nervousness 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
force, concentration, strength, power, magnitude, severity, potency, vigor, depth, volume, ferocity, violence, sharpness, passion, earnestness, ardor, fervor.
ANT.: weakness, lightness, emptiness
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force, especially in activity: depth (often used in plural), ferociousness, ferocity, fierceness, fury, pitch, severity, vehemence, vehemency, violence. See BIG, STRONG.

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  • Intensity — In*ten si*ty, n. [LL. intensitas: cf. F. intensit[ e]. See {Intense}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being intense; intenseness; extreme degree; as, intensity of heat, cold, mental application, passion, etc. [1913 Webster] If you… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intensity — I noun acuteness, amplitude, ardor, brightness, brilliance, degree, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, energy, enthusiasm, extent, extreme degree, fervency, fervor, force, furiousness, high degree, high pressure, loudness, magnitude, main force,… …   Law dictionary

  • intensity — formed in English 1660s from INTENSE (Cf. intense) + ITY (Cf. ity). Earlier was intenseness (1610s). Sense of extreme depth of feeling first recorded 1830 …   Etymology dictionary

  • intensity — [n] passion, force acuteness, anxiety, ardor, concentration, deepness, depth, earnestness, emotion, emphasis, energy, excess, excitement, extreme, extremity, fanaticism, ferment, ferociousness, ferocity, fervency, fervor, fierceness, fire, force …   New thesaurus

  • intensity — ► NOUN (pl. intensities) 1) the quality of being intense. 2) chiefly Physics the measurable amount of a property, such as force or brightness …   English terms dictionary

  • intensity — [in ten′sə tē] n. pl. intensities [ML intensitas] 1. the quality of being intense; specif., a) extreme degree of anything b) great energy or vehemence of emotion, thought, or activity 2. degree or extent; relative strength, magnitude, vigor, etc …   English World dictionary

  • intensity —    by Constantin V.Boundas    Intensity is a key notion in Deleuze s philosophical project: it manifests itself as the intensive virtual of his ontology; as the affirmative and creative desire of his ethics and politics; as the affect of his… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • intensity —    by Constantin V.Boundas    Intensity is a key notion in Deleuze s philosophical project: it manifests itself as the intensive virtual of his ontology; as the affirmative and creative desire of his ethics and politics; as the affect of his… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • intensity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ high, low ▪ a band of light with high intensity ▪ maximum ▪ fierce, great ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • intensity — UK [ɪnˈtensɪtɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms intensity : singular intensity plural intensities 1) strength The cross examination increased in intensity. low/moderate/medium/high intensity intensity of: A warmer sea will change the …   English dictionary

  • intensity — in|ten|si|ty [ ın tensıti ] noun count or uncount 1. ) strength: The cross examination increased in intensity. low/moderate/medium/high intensity intensity of: A warmer ocean will change the distribution, frequency, and intensity of hurricanes.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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