What is intensity?

  • (noun): Chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vividness of hue.
    Synonyms: saturation, chroma, vividness
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on intensity:

Intensity - Other Uses
... Value intensity in philosophy and ethics In video luminous emittance, the luminous flux per unit area (lm/m2 or lux) Energy intensity, an economic measure of energy consumed per unit of ...
Hurricane Elida (2002)
... into a Category 5 in two days and lasted for only six hours at that intensity before weakening ... the East Pacific east of the International Date Line to have reached such an intensity ... pressure ridge while undergoing two eyewall replacement cycles the first was around peak intensity and was completed when the hurricane moved over cooler waters, and ...
Light Intensity
... Several measures of light are commonly known as intensity ... in the table below Radiometric Photometric Angular Radiant intensity, measured in watts per steradian (W/sr) Luminous intensity, measured in lumens per steradian (lm/sr), or candela (cd) Areal ...
Motorcycle Headlamp Modulator
... is an accessory device that oscillates the intensity of a daytime-illuminated motorcycle headlamp at 240 cycles per minute (4 Hz) ... The intensity is modulated between approximately 20% and 100% of normal steady-burning intensity ... The headlight operates at full intensity 50-70% of the time ...
Phenomenology of Saturable Absorption
... of saturated absorption, the relaxation rate of excitations does not depend on the intensity Then, for the continuous-wave operation, the absorption rate (or simply absorption) is determined by intensity where is ...

More definitions of "intensity":

  • (noun): The amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation).
    Example: "He adjusted the intensity of the sound"
    Synonyms: strength, intensity level
  • (noun): The magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction).
    Synonyms: volume, loudness
  • (noun): High level or degree; the property of being intense.
    Synonyms: intensiveness

Famous quotes containing the word intensity:

    The bourgeois treasures nothing more highly than the self.... And so at the cost of intensity he achieves his own preservation and security. His harvest is a quiet mind which he prefers to being possessed by God, as he prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to that deathly inner consuming fire.
    Hermann Hesse (1877–1962)

    To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
    Mikhail Bakunin (1814–1876)

    Many women are surprised by the intensity of their maternal pull and the conflict it brings to their competing roles. This is the precise point at which many women feel the stress of the work/family dilemma most keenly. They realize that they may have a price to pay for wanting to be both professionals and mothers. They feel guilty for not being at work, and angry for being manipulated into feeling this guilt. . . . They don’t quite fit at home. They don’t quite fit at work.
    Deborah J. Swiss (20th century)