dense

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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, 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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin densus.

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dense (masculine and feminine, plural denses)

  1. dense

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dense

  1. feminine plural of denso

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From densus (close, crowded, dense).

Adverb[edit]

densē (comparative densius, superlative densissimē)

  1. closely, in rapid succession

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  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

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dense

  1. Reflexive imperative form of formal plural second person (ustedes) verb dar
    Dense cuenta del error, = "realize the mistake"
    Dense por vencidos, = "give up"

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