intensity

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feeling of extreme emotional intensity abandon , wildness
interruption in the intensity or amount of something abatement , hiatus , reprieve , respite , suspension
measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber absorptance , absorption coefficient , coefficient of absorption
physical intensity of sound acoustic power , sound pressure level
instrument for measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (usually by the photochemical effect) actinometer
measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (especially of the sun's rays) actinometry
Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002) Aleksandr Mikjailovich Prokhorov , Aleksandr Prokhorov , Prokhorov
lessen intensity of allay , alleviate , assuage , palliate , slacken
person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies allayer , comforter , reliever
hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity allergic reaction , allergy
feelings of great warmth and intensity ardor , ardour , fervency , fervidness , fervor , fervour , fire
emotional intensity ardor , fervor
weakening in force or intensity attenuation , fading
logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels B , Bel
Greek coloratura soprano (born in the United States) known for her dramatic intensity in operatic roles (1923-1977) Callas , Maria Callas , Maria Meneghini Callas
basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin candela , candle , cd , standard candle
measure of luminous intensity candlepower unit , luminous intensity unit
luminous intensity measured in candelas candlepower , light intensity
high point in intensity climax , culmination
event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.) climb , climbing , mounting
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