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  • A measure of the amount of matter contained by a given volume.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Den"si*ty (d&ebreve;n"s&ibreve;*t&ybreve;), n. [L. densitas; cf. F. densité.] 1. The quality of being dense, close, or thick; compactness; -- opposed to rarity.

2. (Physics) The ratio of mass, or quantity of matter, to bulk or volume, esp. as compared with the mass and volume of a portion of some substance used as a standard.

&fist; For gases the standard substance is hydrogen, at a temperature of 0° Centigrade and a pressure of 760 millimeters. For liquids and solids the standard is water at a temperature of 4° Centigrade. The density of solids and liquids is usually called specific gravity, and the same is true of gases when referred to air as a standard.

3. (Photog.) Depth of shade. Abney.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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