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dispersion

noun dis·per·sion \di-ˈspər-zhən, -shən\

Definition of DISPERSION

1
capitalized :  diaspora 1a
2
:  the act or process of dispersing :  the state of being dispersed
3
:  the scattering of the values of a frequency distribution from an average
4
:  the separation of light into colors by refraction or diffraction with formation of a spectrum; also :  the separation of radiation into components in accordance with some varying characteristic (as energy)
5
a :  a dispersed substance
b :  a system consisting of a dispersed substance and the medium in which it is dispersed :  colloid 2b

Examples of DISPERSION

  1. <the dispersion of energy from a source>

First Known Use of DISPERSION

14th century

dispersion

noun dis·per·sion \dis-ˈpər-zhən, -shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DISPERSION

1
:  the act or process of dispersing :  the state of being dispersed
2
:  the separation of light into colors by refraction or diffraction with formation of a spectrum; also :  the separation of radiation into components in accordance with some varying characteristic (as energy)
3
a :  a dispersed substance b :  a system consisting of a dispersed substance and the medium in which it is dispersed :  colloid 2b—called also disperse system

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