Etymology
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intensity (n.)

1660s, from intense + -ity. Earlier was intenseness (1610s). A scientific term originally; sense of "extreme depth of feeling" attested by 1830.

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Definitions of intensity

intensity (n.)
the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation);
he adjusted the intensity of the sound
Synonyms: strength / intensity level
intensity (n.)
high level or degree; the property of being intense;
Synonyms: intensiveness
intensity (n.)
the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction);
Synonyms: volume / loudness
intensity (n.)
chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue;
Synonyms: saturation / chroma / vividness
From wordnet.princeton.edu