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intensity

noun
     
in‧ten‧si‧ty plural intensities
1 [uncountable] the quality of being felt very strongly or having a strong effect:
The intensity of the hurricane was frightening.
2 [uncountable] the quality of being serious and having very strong feelings or opinions:
He spoke with great intensity.
3 [uncountable and countable] technical the strength of something such as light or sound:
an instrument which measures light intensity

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