density

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From French densité

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density (plural densities)

  1. (physics) A measure of the amount of matter contained by a given volume.
    • 2013 May-June, Kevin Heng, “Why Does Nature Form Exoplanets Easily?”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 184: 
      In the past two years, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has located nearly 3,000 exoplanet candidates ranging from sub-Earth-sized minions to gas giants that dwarf our own Jupiter. Their densities range from that of styrofoam to iron.
  2. ​The ratio of one quantity to that of another quantity.
    The number of particles per unit volume of a specified volume can be considered to be the particle density for the specified volume.
  3. ​The probability that an event will occur, as a function of some observed variable.

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