n pl , -ties
1 the state or quality of being intense
2 extreme force, degree, or amount
a a measure of field strength or of the energy transmitted by radiation
radiant intensity →
b (of sound in a specified direction) the average rate of flow of sound energy, usually in watts, for one period through unit area at right angles to the specified direction., (Symbol)
4 (Also called)
earthquake intensity (Geology) a measure of the size of an earthquake based on observation of the effects of the shock at the earth's surface. Specified on the Mercalli scale
Mercalli scale →
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