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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French dense, from Latin densus.

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dense (comparative denser, superlative densest)

  1. Having relatively high density.
  2. Compact; crowded together.
  3. Thick; difficult to penetrate.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 13, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes. He said that if you wanted to do anything for them, you must rule them, not pamper them.
  4. Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.
  5. Obscure, or difficult to understand.
  6. (mathematics, topology) Being a subset of a topological space that approximates the space well. See Wikipedia article on dense sets for mathematical definition.
  7. (of a person) Slow to comprehend; of low intelligence.

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

densa +‎ -e

AdverbEdit

dense

  1. densely

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin densus.

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dense (plural denses)

  1. dense

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dense

  1. feminine plural of denso

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From dēnsus (close, crowded, dēnse).

AdverbEdit

dēnsē (comparative dēnsius, superlative dēnsissimē)

  1. closely, in rapid succession

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VerbEdit

dense

  1. Compound of the second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of dar, den and the pronoun se.