intensity intensity  /ɪn ˈtɛn sə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
  2. (n) high level or degree; the property of being intense
  3. (n) the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
  4. (n) chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue

Usage(s):

  1. Though piracy has been a problem off the coast of Somalia for a long time, the last month has seen a rise in their frequency and intensity.
  2. Netrebko's blend of vocal splendor and dramatic intensity has evoked comparisons with Maria Callas.
  3. The planning and practice had a military intensity to them; the attention to detail -- including the close approximation of the uniform of the Brinks' guards -- was near genius.

News

  1. South Africa's Steyn passed fit for West Indies clash

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa pace bowler Dale Steyn has been passed fit for Friday's winner-takes-all Champions Trophy Group B clash against West Indies in Cardiff. A side strain kept Steyn out of South Africa's opening two matches of the tournament, but he bowled at full intensity in the nets on Thursday, a statement from Cricket South Africa said. The winner of Friday's match will join ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Steyn bowls at full speed in nets to boost South Africa

    (Reuters) - South Africa paceman Dale Steyn bowled at full intensity in the nets on Wednesday, raising hopes he will be fit for the crunch Champions Trophy game against West Indies on Friday. Steyn missed the Proteas' opening two matches of the tournament with a side strain, but came through the side's net session in which he bowled at full pace. ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Cricket-Steyn bowls at full speed in nets to boost South Africa

    June 12 (Reuters) - South Africa paceman Dale Steyn bowled at full intensity in the nets on Wednesday, raising hopes he will be fit for the crunch Champions Trophy game against West Indies on Friday. Steyn missed the Proteas' opening two matches of the tournament with a side strain, but came through the side's net session in which he bowled at full pace. ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Ms. Kagan has less real legal experience of any nominee in at least 50 years. It's not just that she has never been a judge," said Senator Jeff Sessions, the panel's top Republican. "She has barely practiced law, and not with the intensity...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jeff Sessions Source: Toronto Sun

  2. "It would have been the same way if I had won and Barack was here supporting the unity of the party," Clinton said. "This was a hard-fought campaign and there was a lot of intensity and passion associated with it in part because of the...
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: ABC News

  3. "We want to carry everything we did tonight to [Game 7], and then I think we'll be in a very good place to win," Gasol said. "When you bring the intensity we did tonight, good things are going to happen."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Pau Gasol Source: Gossip On This (blog)

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