mean free path


mean free path

noun

Definition of MEAN FREE PATH

:  the average distance traversed between collisions by particles (as molecules of a gas or free electrons in metal) in a system of agitated particles

First Known Use of MEAN FREE PATH

1879

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: meanie
Previous Word in the Dictionary: mean distance
All Words Near: mean free path

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up mean free path? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).