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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

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(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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Central Visayas (Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor) has a total population of 7,396,898 in 2015, with Cebu the most densely populated in the region.
Hamas, meanwhile, is pushing for the opening of an air and sea port in the densely populated coastal strip and the lifting of Israeli border restrictions imposed in 2007.
The centre, which remains open from 8am to 8pm, is part of a series of service outlets the RTA aims to open as part of its plan to reach out to customers in densely populated areas.
The Bulgarian capital Sofia is not among the densely populated cities in Europe, according the Eurostat data.
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Summary: OSH, Kyrgyzstan, Jun 11, SPA -- Private homes and tea-houses were ablaze in a densely populated ethnic Uzbek neighbourhood in southern Kyrgyzstan&'s city of Osh on Friday, and frequent gunfire was heard, a Reuters eyewitness said.
Leaves 15 to 18 in number, subspreading-arcuate to distinctly recurved, densely rosulate and forming a distinct rosette before the anthesis and afterwards; sheaths inconspicuous; blades narrowly triangular, long attenuate-caudate, 30-58 cm long, 3-4.
According to a recently released survey from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), retail store closings are on the rise, but stores in densely populated urban areas will continue to thrive, said real estate investment services firm Marcus & Millichap.
Our findings suggest that the H5N1 virus did not become established after the 2004 outbreak in Lao PDR, which is less densely populated than neighboring Thailand, Vietnam, and China (high summer temperatures in Lao PDR may have also been a factor).
Piggybacking is increasingly an issue for people who tire in densely populated areas, or for those in buildings where Wi-Fi radio waves easily bleed through watts, floors, and ceilings.
Sheiko of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his colleagues synthesized molecules with a carbon backbone and long, densely packed side chains arranged as bristles on a bottle brush are.