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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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Nevertheless the scan is expected to be especially useful for younger women, because mammography cannot distinguish between tumours and their denser breast tissue.
It should come as no surprise that the more active the children, the denser their bones.
Denser connective tissue in theory provides increased joint stability, which can decrease pain stimuli.
Denser areas also have utilized most of the capacity of their existing infrastructure, meaning the congestion associated with the central city will directly increase a firm's fixed costs, prompting creation of jobs in less dense areas.
Their popularity is growing among engineers looking for more wear resistant or corrosion resistant coatings, as high velocity coatings give harder, denser coatings such as tungsten carbide compared to more familiar well-established processes like Arcspray, Flamespray and Plasma.
The human body is less dense than a sand-and-water mixture (quicksand is even denser than water
TENNISplayers have 30 per cent denser bones in their serving arm and runners have denser bones in their spine -proving that bone needs weight- bearing exercise to maintain strength.
Also, the leaf used to wrap bidis is denser than paper, thus smokers must inhale more deeply and more frequently to keep a bidi lit.
But more radiation may be needed to create an image of the denser breast tissue of younger women.
It was known that when a beam of light passed from air to a denser medium, such as water or glass, and struck the surface of the denser medium at an oblique angle, it was bent toward the vertical.
Without any capacitor, it is denser than conventional one-transistor, one-capacitor DRAM, which is used extensively in modern computers' main memory.
As future chips become denser still, it will become more critical to avoid roughened silicon surfaces, says Hitohi Morinaga of Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.