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Meaning of dense

dense

Pronunciation: (dens), [key]
— dens•er, dens•est.
  1. having the component parts closely compacted together; crowded or compact: a dense forest; dense population.
  2. stupid; slow-witted; dull.
  3. intense; extreme: dense ignorance.
  4. relatively opaque; transmitting little light, as a photographic negative, optical glass, or color.
  5. difficult to understand or follow because of being closely packed with ideas or complexities of style: a dense philosophical essay.
  6. of or pertaining to a subset of a topological space in which every neighborhood of every point in the space contains at least one point of the subset.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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