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dense

1. Physics having a high density
2. (of a photographic negative) having many dark or exposed areas
3. (of an optical glass, colour, etc.) transmitting little or no light

dense

[dens]
(graphic arts)
Very opaque because of a concentration of material, as pertaining to a negative or transparency that has been overdeveloped or overexposed.
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In the process they recreated the densest material ever observed - only black holes are denser.
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Nobody knows whether the densest packing is ordered or random," Chaikin said.
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