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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dense /ˈdɛn(t)s/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dense a.
 1. Having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense crowd; a dense forest; a dense fog.
    All sorts of bodies, firm and fluid, dense and rare.   --Ray.
    To replace the cloudy barrier dense.   --Cowper.
 2. Stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: permitting little if any light to pass through because of
             denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog";
             "impenetrable gloom" [syn: heavy, impenetrable]
      2: closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a
         dense population"; "thick crowds" [syn: compact, thick]
      3: hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense
         vegetation"; "thick woods" [syn: thick]
      4: having high relative density or specific gravity; "dense as
      5: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;
         "so dense he never understands anything I say to him";
         "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at
         classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly
         quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb
         decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being
         deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
         [syn: dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow]