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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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The ultra-compact dwarf galaxy, known as M60-UCD1, is packed with an extraordinary number of stars and may be the densest galaxy near Earth.
The number could represent the densest population in the world as the two islands account for around half of the worldwide population.
One of the densest forms of carbon is diamond, formed under fierce compression, leading experts to conclude that the unnamed planet was made of diamond.
We've got the densest covering of grass we've had for years.
By day, the bamboo graphic becomes an eye-catching and simple form of sun-shading; by night, green light dapples through the interior to create the seductive and slightly surreal optical illusion of a luminous bamboo plantation sprouting in the heart of one of the world's densest cities.
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With 61,000 residents living within a one-mile radius, North Hills is one of the San Fernando Valley's densest neighborhoods, said Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla, whose district includes the area.
What we have is a building which, in this case, will have a core that will be constructed of reinforced concrete, 12,000-pound concrete, which is the densest form of concrete that you can pour," he said.
Discussions are being held with the residents of Downtown Eastside, Canada's largest and densest concentraction of drug users.
The Reserve is home to the state's largest caribou herd, one of the densest populations of birds of prey in the world, several threatened or rare species of waterfowl, and the indigenous Inupiat people, as well as five to 13 billion barrels of oil.
Data-processing company Experian picked out the most common Christmas names and disclosed the densest collection of each name in each area.