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intensity

 [in-ten´sĭ-te]
strength, force, or concentration.
intensity of nursing care a term in the nursing minimum data set, defined as the total time and staff mix of nursing personnel resources consumed by an individual patient or client during the episode of care under review.

in·ten·si·ty

(in-ten'si-tē),
1. Marked tension; great activity; often used simply to denote a measure of the degree or amount of some quality.
2. The magnitude of acoustic energy, energy flux, field strength, or force.
[L. in- tendo, pp. -tensus, to stretch out]

in·ten·si·ty

(in-ten'si-tē)
Marked tension; great activity; often used simply to denote a measure of the degree or amount of some quality.
[L. in- tendo, pp. -tensus, to stretch out]

in·ten·si·ty

(I) (in-ten'si-tē)
1. Marked tension; great activity; often used simply to denote a measure of the degree or amount of some quality.
2. The magnitude of acoustic energy, energy flux, field strength, or force.
[L. in- tendo, pp. -tensus, to stretch out]

intensity

the dose-rate (mA⋅s) of the beam of x-rays; the further the film is from the source of x-rays the less intense is the beam.
References in classic literature ?
Let the light shine with the intensity of three radium units for fifty tals, and for one xat let it shine with the intensity of one radium unit, and then for twenty-five tals with nine units.
The smell of oil, stifling in its intensity, pervaded the air.
To test the intensity of the light whose nature and cause he could not determine, he took out his watch to see if he could make out the figures on the dial.
This courageous gentleman and hardy soldier was near swooning from intensity of emotion.
Filled with amazement and terror by this apparition of a horseman in the sky-half believing himself the chosen scribe of some new apocalypse, the officer was overcome by the intensity of his emotions; his legs failed him and he fell.
Still he did not reply; but catching a sight of his face as he turned it slightly toward me I was struck by the intensity of his look.
Yet so little did I stand in need of it, with my own high intensity and vitality, that I never thought it worth while to have a cocktail before my own meal when I ate alone.
All "spirit and fire and dew," as she was, the pleasures and pains of life came to her with trebled intensity.
Regarding the degree of intensity of its light, there was nothing more to learn on this point.
she proclaimed, her voice gaining in strength and intensity.
It strikes the mind with varying degrees of force or liveliness according to the varying intensity of the stimulus.
Levin was in a continual state of awkwardness and discomfort, but the intensity of his happiness went on all the while increasing.